- 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 of meticulousClassical Latin meticulosus, fearful ; from metus, fear
- Showing or acting with extreme care and concern for details.
- Archaic Excessively careful and precise.
Origin of meticulousFrom Latin metīculōsus, timid, from metus, fear.
- me·tic′u·los′i·ty , me·tic′u·lous·ness
(comparative more meticulous, superlative most meticulous)
From Latin meticulōsus (“full of fear, timid, fearful, terrible, frightful”), from metus (“fear”) and -culōsus, extracted from perīculōsus (“perilous”).