Origin of meticulousClassical Latin meticulosus, fearful from metus, fear
The chef at the upscale restaurant needs to be meticulous while plating the dish.
An example of meticulous is someone who plans her wedding down to every last song that will be played at the event.
- 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 meticulÅsus (“full of fear, timid, fearful, terrible, frightful"), from metus (“fear") and -culÅsus, extracted from perÄ«culÅsus (“perilous").