Meticulous meaning

mĭ-tĭkyə-ləs
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.

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Showing or acting with extreme care and concern for details.
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Extremely or excessively careful about details; scrupulous or finicky.
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(archaic) Excessively careful and precise.
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Characterized by very precise, conscientious attention to details.
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(archaic) Timid, fearful, overly cautious.
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Origin of meticulous

  • From Latin metīculōsus timid from metus fear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin meticulōsus (“full of fear, timid, fearful, terrible, frightful"), from metus (“fear") and -culōsus, extracted from perÄ«culōsus (“perilous").

    From Wiktionary