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meticulous

adjective uk   us   /məˈtɪk.jʊ.ləs/ approving
C2 very careful and with great attention to every detail: Many hours of meticulous preparation have gone into writing the book.
meticulously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The entire project was meticulously planned.
meticulousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “meticulous”
in Arabic شَديد التدقيق…
in Korean 꼼꼼한…
in Malaysian cermat…
in French méticuleux…
in Turkish titiz, kılı kırk yaran, hassas…
in Italian meticoloso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴謹的,一絲不苟的, 非常注意細節的…
in Russian тщательный…
in Polish skrupulatny…
in Vietnamese tỉ mỉ…
in Spanish meticuloso…
in Portuguese meticuloso…
in Thai พิถีพิถันมาก…
in German peinlich genau…
in Catalan meticulós…
in Japanese 細心な…
in Indonesian cermat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严谨的,一丝不苟的, 非常注意细节的…
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