meticulous UK US /məˈtɪkjələs/ adjective
very careful to consider every detail in a process: meticulous about sth »

She was meticulous about keeping her expense receipts properly filed.


A combination of innovation and meticulous attention to detail have contributed to the luxury brand's success.


She was used to keeping meticulous records, so the documents, plus dates and times of visits and phone calls, were at hand.


meticulous planning/preparation/research

meticulously adverb

meticulously planned

meticulousness noun [U]

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • meticulously — index faithfully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • meticulously — 1680s, from METICULOUS (Cf. meticulous) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • meticulously — adv. Meticulously is used with these adjectives: ↑detailed Meticulously is used with these verbs: ↑copy, ↑examine, ↑execute, ↑paint, ↑plan, ↑prepare, ↑prepared, ↑record, ↑research, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • meticulously — meticulous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very careful and precise. DERIVATIVES meticulously adverb meticulousness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «fearful», later «overcareful about detail»: from Latin meticulosus fearful …   English terms dictionary

  • meticulously — adverb in a meticulous manner (Freq. 4) the set was meticulously authentic • Derived from adjective: ↑meticulous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meticulously — Meticulous Me*tic u*lous, a. [L. meticulosus, fr. metus fear: cf. F. m[ e]ticuleux.] Timid; fearful. [archaic] [1913 Webster] 2. Taking great care to get every detail correct; working thoroughly and with precision; as, meticulous workmanship.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meticulously — adverb see meticulous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meticulously — See meticulosity. * * * …   Universalium

  • meticulously — adverb In a meticulous manner …   Wiktionary

  • meticulously — mɪ tɪkjÊŠlÉ™slɪ adv. exactingly; methodically; scrupulously; carefully; in a meticulous manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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