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Meaning of “meticulous” in the English Dictionary

"meticulous" in British English

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meticulousadjective

uk   us   /məˈtɪk.jʊ.ləs/ approving
meticulously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​entireproject was meticulously ​planned.
meticulousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of meticulous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"meticulous" in American English

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meticulousadjective

 us   /məˈtɪk·jə·ləs/
giving or ​showingcarefulattention to every ​detail: a meticulous ​housekeeper meticulous ​research
meticulously
adverb  us   /məˈtɪk·jə·ləs·li/
She meticulously ​planned every ​decoratingdetail.
(Definition of meticulous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"meticulous" in Business English

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meticulousadjective

uk   us   /məˈtɪkjələs/
very careful to consider every detail in a ​process: meticulous about sth She was meticulous about ​keeping her ​expensereceipts properly ​filed. A ​combination of ​innovation and meticulous ​attention to detail have ​contributed to the ​luxury brand's ​success. She was used to ​keeping meticulous ​records, so the ​documents, ​plusdates and ​times of visits and ​phonecalls, were at ​hand. meticulous ​planning/preparation/​research
meticulously
adverb
meticulously ​planned
meticulousness
noun [U]
(Definition of meticulous from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “meticulous”
in Korean 꼼꼼한…
in Arabic شَديد التدقيق…
in Malaysian cermat…
in French méticuleux…
in Russian тщательный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴謹的,一絲不苟的, 非常注意細節的…
in Italian meticoloso…
in Turkish titiz, kılı kırk yaran, hassas…
in Polish skrupulatny…
in Spanish meticuloso…
in Vietnamese tỉ mỉ…
in Portuguese meticuloso…
in Thai พิถีพิถันมาก…
in German peinlich genau…
in Catalan meticulós…
in Japanese 細心な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严谨的,一丝不苟的, 非常注意细节的…
in Indonesian cermat…
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“meticulous” in British English

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