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meticulous

adjective
 
 
/məˈtɪkjələs/
very careful, and giving great attention to detail: This book is the result of meticulous research.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilantDetailed and careful
meticulously adverb
Translations of “meticulous”
in Korean 꼼꼼한…
in Arabic شَديد التدقيق…
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 Spanish meticuloso…
in Portuguese meticuloso…
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…
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