meticulous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “meticulous” in the English Dictionary

"meticulous" in British English

See all translations

meticulousadjective

uk   us   /məˈtɪk.jʊ.ləs/ approving
C2 very ​careful and with ​greatattention to every ​detail: Many ​hours of meticulous ​preparation have gone into writing the ​book.
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

See all translations

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

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of meticulous?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More