meticulous meticulous  /mə ˈtɪk jə ləs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by precise accordance with details
  2. (adj) marked by extreme care in treatment of details

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. They will find that the book was better--richer in mood, in thrilling melodrama, in joy--than director Chris Columbus' meticulous, stolid film.
  2. A gang of 11 men set out on a meticulous 18-month quest to rob the Brinks headquarters in Boston, the home-base of the legendary private security firm.
  3. One of only four people in the village with some writing skills, he is a meticulous keeper of village statisticsthere are 56 orphaned children, 40 widows and 11 widowers.

News

  1. Murphy has solid first year at NAU

    (Eds: Updates with more details and quotes.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy is meticulous, has been since his days under Arizona coach Lute Olson, even back to his stint as student manager for his high school team.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Fox Sports

  2. Jack Murphy has solid first year at NAU

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy is meticulous, has been since his days under Arizona coach Lute Olson, even back to his stint as student manager for his high school team.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. 12 Amazing Miniature Replicas Of Famous Artists’ Studios

    Joe Fig visits famous artists in their studios, asking questions, shooting photographs, and taking meticulous measurements. Then he creates these incredibly accurate dioramas. It’s always fascinating to pore over a photograph of an artist’s studio. The feeling of a space--its architectural style; its decor; its general level of tidiness--can help fill in our understanding of an artist and by ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

Quotes

  1. "He's been a world champion player, played in this environment; he's been a coach; he's been a major league manager; he's meticulous in his approach," Cashman said. "Three characteristics that probably describe his beliefs are hard work,...
    on Oct 30, 2007 By: Brian Cashman Source: SI.com

  2. James Naughtie, a BBC broadcaster who led the panel of judges, described "Wolf Hall" as "a thoroughly modern novel set in the 16th century," praising it for the way it "probes the mysteries of power by examining and describing the meticulous...
    on Oct 6, 2009 By: James Naughtie Source: New York Times

  3. "We have taken the decision not to include any players who are unable to take a full part in training in the build up to the Ireland game," said Gatland. "This Ireland side will be meticulous in its planning and for this game in particular we...
    on Mar 9, 2010 By: Warren Gatland Source: WalesOnline

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