meticulous

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From Latin meticulōsus (full of fear, timid, fearful, terrible, frightful), from metus (fear) and -culōsus, extracted from perīculōsus (perilous). Sense of "characterized by very precise, conscientious attention to details" is from French méticuleux.

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meticulous (comparative more meticulous, superlative most meticulous)

  1. (archaic) Timid, fearful, overly cautious.
  2. Characterized by very precise, conscientious attention to details.

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