|part of speech:
||carefully attentive to every small detail; painstaking.
He appreciated having a meticulous editor who would pore over his manuscript.
- careful, conscientious, diligent, exact, fussy, painstaking, picky
- careless, hit-or-miss, loose, slapdash
- similar words:
- accurate, close, correct, detailed, exacting, fastidious, minute, narrow, particular, perfectionist, precise, punctilious, rigorous, scrupulous, strict, thorough
||critical, dainty, diligent, elaborate, finicky, rigid, serious, solid
||meticulously (adv.), meticulousness (n.)