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meticulous

me·tic·u·lous

meticulous

 
 
pronunciation:
m tIk y ls
part of speech: adjective
definition: carefully attentive to every small detail; painstaking.
He appreciated having a meticulous editor who would pore over his manuscript.
 
synonyms:
careful, conscientious, diligent, exact, fussy, painstaking, picky
antonyms:
careless, hit-or-miss, loose, slapdash
similar words:
accurate, close, correct, detailed, exacting, fastidious, minute, narrow, particular, perfectionist, precise, punctilious, rigorous, scrupulous, strict, thorough
derivations: meticulously (adv.), meticulousness (n.)