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- meticulous (adj.)
- 1530s, "fearful, timid," from Latin meticulosus "fearful, timid," literally "full of fear," from metus "fear, dread, apprehension, anxiety," of unknown origin. Sense of "fussy about details" is first recorded in English 1827, from French méticuleux "timorously fussy" [Fowler attributes this use in English to "literary critics"], from the Latin word. Related: Meticulosity.
- 1. The painting had been executed with meticulous attention to detail.
- 2. He has been a meticulous manager, a manager par excellence.
- 3. Kemp knew him for a meticulous officer.
- 4. We'll have to handle the matter with meticulous care.
- 5. She is meticulous in her presentation of facts.
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