methodical methodical  /mə ˈθɑ də kəl/


  • (adj) characterized by method and orderliness

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  1. In between, the pair nearly brought Cosa Nostra to its knees with a new methodical approach, as brilliant as it was brave, to unlocking the Mob's code of silence.
  2. The methodical analyst switches on his calculator.
  3. It was also the start of a much longer, more complicated chapter in the saga: Israel's methodical extraction of revenge.


  1. Youth conference takes to wetlands for math, science lessons (Video)

    The 12-year-old was methodical, if not overly serious, when it came to the task at hand. Lexi Morris grabbed her colored straw, dipped it in Joy and, with head bent toward the table, set to blowing soap bubbles.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Victoria Advocate

  2. Larry Payne: A disciplined veteran jockey

    As the horses streak by you at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, periodically you will see a methodical, hunched-down, bearded jockey on a horse going full out toward the finish line.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Ruidoso News

  3. 2013 U.S. Open: Adam Scott expects ‘intense’ opening rounds at Merion with Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy

    Adam Scott is nothing if not meticulous in his game prep, putting a focus on each aspect of his upcoming event that could put the ever-methodical Tiger Woods -- one of Scott's high-powered first-round playing partners in this week’s U.S. Open -- to shame. Scott’s careful plotting, which allowed him to rebound from a disastrous collapse at last year’s British Open and into a green jacket at ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: SB Nation


  1. "We are going to do it in a methodical fashion. I want to make sure that everything is lined up properly by the time that I visit Korea in November. And then in the few months that follow that, I intend to present it to Congress," Obama added.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Meattradenewsdaily (blog)

  2. "Pure ball-strikers, I think, more than anything else," Poulter said. "Very methodical players. Guys that understand the game probably better than anybody else, to be honest. They know what it takes to win."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Ian Poulter Source: New York Times

  3. "We never put a timetable on this," King said. "The only timetable I'll put on this is to make the best decision for this franchise for the long haul. We've got to be very methodical as we go through this and do our due diligence. This is not...
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: Billy King Source: Forbes

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