- The definition of meticulous is showing extreme care and concern for details.
An example of meticulous is someone who plans her wedding down to every last song that will be played at the event.
Origin: L meticulosus, fearful from metus, fear
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- Extremely careful and precise.
- Extremely or excessively concerned with details.
Origin: From Latin metīculōsus, timid, from metus, fear.
- me·ticˌu·losˈi·ty , me·ticˈu·lous·ness noun
- me·ticˈu·lous·ly adverb