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One entry found for meticulous.
Main Entry: me·tic·u·lous
Pronunciation: m&-'ti-ky&-l&s
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin meticulosus fearful, irregular from metus fear
Date: 1827
: marked by extreme or excessive care in the consideration or treatment of details <a meticulous researcher>
synonym see CAREFUL
- me·tic·u·los·i·ty /-"ti-ky&-'lä-s&-tE/ noun
- me·tic·u·lous·ly /-'ti-ky&-l&s-lE/ adverb
- me·tic·u·lous·ness /-n&s/ noun