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. [PJC] -- {Me*tic"u*lous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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