noun see meticulous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • meticulousness — index caution (vigilance), diligence (care), particularity, rigor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • meticulousness — (n.) 1862, from METICULOUS (Cf. meticulous) + NESS (Cf. ness). Earlier in the same sense was meticulosity (1650s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • meticulousness — meticulous UK US /məˈtɪkjələs/ adjective ► very careful to consider every detail in a process: meticulous about sth »She was meticulous about keeping her expense receipts properly filed. »A combination of innovation and meticulous attention to… …   Financial and business terms

  • meticulousness — meticulous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very careful and precise. DERIVATIVES meticulously adverb meticulousness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «fearful», later «overcareful about detail»: from Latin meticulosus fearful …   English terms dictionary

  • meticulousness — See meticulosity. * * * …   Universalium

  • meticulousness — noun The state or characteristic of being meticulous. Syn: meticulosity, painstakingness, scrupulousness …   Wiktionary

  • meticulousness — Synonyms and related words: Spartanism, absoluteness, accuracy, astringency, attention to detail, attention to fact, austerity, authoritarianism, care for truth, censoriousness, choosiness, circumstantiality, conscientiousness, correctness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • meticulousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Attentiveness to detail: care, carefulness, fastidiousness, pain (used in plural), painstaking, punctiliousness, scrupulousness, thoroughness. See CAREFUL …   English dictionary for students

  • meticulousness — mɪ tɪkjÊŠlÉ™snɪs n. exactness, precision; quality of being meticulous; strictness, scrupulousness; attention to small details …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meticulousness — me·tic·u·lous·ness …   English syllables

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