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Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.
Mark Caine

Meaning of "meticulous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD METICULOUS

(Meaning: timid): from Latin meticulōsus fearful, from metus fear.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF METICULOUS

meticulous  [mɪˈtɪkjʊləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF METICULOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Meticulous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES METICULOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of meticulous in the English dictionary

The definition of meticulous in the dictionary is very precise about details, even trivial ones; painstaking.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH METICULOUS


apiculus
əˈpɪkjʊləs
calycle
kəˈlɪkjʊləs
calyculus
kəˈlɪkjʊləs
canaliculus
ˌkænəˈlɪkjʊləs
cavernicolous
ˌkævəˈnɪkjʊləs
colliculus
kɒˈlɪkjʊləs
fasciculus
fəˈsɪkjʊləs
folliculous
fɒˈlɪkjʊləs
fonticulus
fɒnˈtɪkjʊləs
funiculus
fjuːˈnɪkjʊləs
monticulous
mɒnˈtɪkjʊləs
monticulus
mɒnˈtɪkjʊləs
panniculus
pəˈnɪkjʊləs
pediculous
pɪˈdɪkjʊləs
periculous
pəˈrɪkjʊləs
proventriculus
ˌprəʊvɛnˈtrɪkjʊləs
ridiculous
rɪˈdɪkjʊləs
utriculus
juːˈtrɪkjʊləs
ventriculus
vɛnˈtrɪkjʊləs
vermiculous
vɜːˈmɪkjʊləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE METICULOUS

methylphenidate
methylphenol
methylthionine chloride
methylxanthine
methysergide
methysis
methystic
metic
metical
meticulosity
meticulously
meticulousness
metif
metoestrous
metoestrus
metol
Metonic cycle
metonym
metonymic
metonymical

WORDS THAT END LIKE METICULOUS

bibulous
cellulous
crapulous
credulous
edentulous
fabulous
fantabulous
garrulous
ghetto fabulous
incredulous
jealous
miraculous
nebulous
pendulous
populous
querulous
scrofulous
scrupulous
tremulous
tuberculous
unscrupulous

Synonyms and antonyms of meticulous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «METICULOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «meticulous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of meticulous

Translation of «meticulous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF METICULOUS

Find out the translation of meticulous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of meticulous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «meticulous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小心谨慎的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

meticuloso
570 millions of speakers

English

meticulous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सावधानीपूर्वक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دقيق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дотошный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

meticuloso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অতিসতর্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

méticuleux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teliti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sorgfältig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

細部にこだわる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

꼼꼼한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Teliti
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tỉ mỉ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உன்னிப்பாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अत्यंत सावध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

titiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

meticoloso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skrupulatny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

допитливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

meticulos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχολαστική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

noukeurige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

minutiös
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nitid
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of meticulous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «METICULOUS»

The term «meticulous» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.685 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «METICULOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «meticulous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «meticulous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about meticulous

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10 QUOTES WITH «METICULOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word meticulous.
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Laz Alonso
I think the biggest lesson that I take from 'Avatar' on any set that I go to is just work ethic. Working with Jim Cameron, you're used to working very, very long days and you're very meticulous about details. He's very, very picky about little details, little character-isms and things.
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Rick Bayless
I'm meticulous about tasting everything at the restaurant, so I taste all the preparations before lunch and dinner. That means tasting around 50 dishes twice. There are times when I think I can't taste another thing.
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Sean Bean
I'm proud of Lord of the Rings. I think it's a once in a lifetime role, and a once in a lifetime film. It was made with so much care and passion and meticulous detail and everybody was so behind it.
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Ron Ben-Israel
Repetitiveness and discipline are the secrets of cake decorating. The art comes from the meticulous technique, the way it does for a dancer.
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Gary Ryan Blair
Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
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Mark Caine
Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.
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Chris Carter
Learning to fly an airplane taught me a way of thinking, an approach to problem-solving that was applicable and effective. Pilots are very methodical and meticulous, and artists tend not to be.
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Teju Cole
Because I'm an art historian, I have some experience of writing that comes out of close attention. That's what really art history is. You're looking at something very closely, and you try to write in a meticulous way about it.
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Chuck Eddy
Mayer Hawthorne's old school pop-R&B homages are so meticulous that it's tempting to overrate his pipes.
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Richard Foreman
I was enchanted by the escape into that meticulous world that seemed real yet not... well, it seemed not real, but very detailed and meticulous, bizarre.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «METICULOUS»

Discover the use of meticulous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to meticulous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Meticulous Nicholas...Goes to Camp
"Meticulous Nicholas.
G. M. Renna, 2009
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Careers for Perfectionists & Other Meticulous Types, 2nd Ed.
Provides information about a variety of career opportunities for people with high self-expectations, including surveyors, engineers, lawyers, and editors.
Blythe Camenson, 2006
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Meticulous Maddy
Obsessive compulsive or just meticulous? That is the question. Meticulous Maddy is a children's poem which teaches children to use the word meticulous.
Julie C. Hook, calibre (0.9.19) [http://calibre-ebook.com], 2007
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The Meticulous History of Anarchism - I of V
The Meticulous History of Anarchism. What is Anarchism?WHAT IS ANARCHISM?WHAT DOES ANARCHISM STAND FOR?WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF "ANARCHY IN ACTION"?WHAT TYPES OF ANARCHISM ARE THERE?WHO ARE THE MAJOR ANARCHIST THINKERS?
Heinz Duthel, 2008
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The Meticulous Plan
The. MeTiculous. Plan. Copyright © 2014 Sheela K. Ramasesha. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced by any means, graphic , electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping or by any ...
Sheela K. Ramasesha, 2014
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The Meticulous History of Anarchism - III
WHAT IS ANARCHISM?WHAT DOES ANARCHISM STAND FOR?WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF "ANARCHY IN ACTION"?WHAT TYPES OF ANARCHISM ARE THERE?WHO ARE THE MAJOR ANARCHIST THINKERS?Anarchism (from Greek αÎ1⁄2αÏÏÏ -anarcho- "without archons," ...
Heinz Duthel, 2008
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The Meticulous History of Anarchism - II
WHAT IS ANARCHISM?WHAT DOES ANARCHISM STAND FOR?WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF "ANARCHY IN ACTION"?WHAT TYPES OF ANARCHISM ARE THERE?WHO ARE THE MAJOR ANARCHIST THINKERS?Anarchism (from Greek αÎ1⁄2αÏÏÏ -anarcho- "without archons," ...
Heinz Duthel, 2008
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Meticulous Maddy
Obsessive compulsive or just meticulous? That is the question. Meticulous Maddy is a children's poem which teaches children to use the word meticulous.
Julie C. Hook Ph. D., 2007
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The Meticulous History of Anarchism - IV
WHAT IS ANARCHISM?WHAT DOES ANARCHISM STAND FOR?WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF "ANARCHY IN ACTION"?WHAT TYPES OF ANARCHISM ARE THERE?WHO ARE THE MAJOR ANARCHIST THINKERS?Anarchism (from Greek αÎ1⁄2αÏÏÏ -anarcho- "without archons," ...
Heinz Duthel, 2008
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Meticulous attachment: poems
Mary Logue's third collection of poetry continues the lyrical examinations of human relationships-with family, with place, with lovers and friends-that distinguished her first two collections.
Mary Logue, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «METICULOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term meticulous is used in the context of the following news items.
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How a Dr. Seuss tale lost in a box found a new life
Through painstaking work and a meticulous, almost forensic reconstruction of Theodor Geisel's creative process, pages found decades after his ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
2
New York Irish pub named the best in the world - guess which
Their meticulous 66-page bible of original drinks, which is only reviewed annually, is illustrated the story of Pease's life. Pease was a ... «IrishCentral, Jul 15»
3
topseos.com Selects Agency PPC as the Fourth Best Pay per Click …
The process for investigating and selecting the top companies offering pay per click management solutions involves a meticulous investigation ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
4
Neighbors kept in the dark over light complaint
“It's just a huge denial,” said Smith, who keeps meticulous records of when the lights are on and how many cars are in the lot. Lenberg said that ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
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KCPL receives award for preservation project
“I'd like to think that it's the meticulous care that we took with the restoration that set us apart,” Bunyan said. “It's important for the future of the ... «WTHITV.com, Jul 15»
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KFD PR Is Looking For Interns In NYC
KFD PR is seeking bright, motivated, meticulous, and self-starting candidates with an interest in beauty, lifestyle, and health + wellness to join ... «Fashionista, Jul 15»
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Briarwood Inn Chef Jeff Jones Goes From Adventurous Dinners to …
I love meticulous things, like creating charcuterie — meats and pâtés — where attention to detail along the way pays off at the end.” In fact, he ... «Westword, Jul 15»
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Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book speaks resolutely to black America (but …
Wideman and Coates both write with a careful, plain and naked love of people and family, a meticulous sanity of words and a deep, abiding ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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These 10 Movies Just May Be The Most Beautiful Ever
As we've mentioned before, Wes Anderson's meticulous attention to detail, dollhouse-like set design, and fondness for centering make for ... «Co.Create, Jul 15»
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This woman entrepreneur aims to make healthy snacking mainstream
One of the biggest concerns people on a diet seem to have is what healthy food they can snack on. Even with meticulous mealtime planning ... «YourStory.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Meticulous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/meticulous>. Aug 2020 ».
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