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Word of the Week: Part 17 📖🔍
Word: Meticulous 💅🏻👕
Have you ever heard, read, or used the word meticulous? Do you know what this word means? ❓❓❓
The word meticulous sounds like the word ridiculous which is more commonly used in conversations. These two words are also both adjectives. Despite these similarities, these two words have completely different meanings.
So, what does this word actually mean?
According to Oxford Dictionary, the definition of meticulous is:
“paying careful attention to every detail.”
Meticulous means taking or showing extreme care about every detail; precise; thorough. If you describe someone as meticulous, you mean that they do things very carefully and with great attention to detail.
As stated by Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the synonyms of meticulous are careful, conscientious, fussy, loving, painstaking, and scrupulous. The antonym of meticulous is careless.
The Latin root of meticulous is “metus”, which means “fear.” Someone who’s meticulous is afraid of what will happen if they’re not careful enough to get every detail right. “Detail-oriented” and “perfectionist” are other ways of describing someone who cares deeply about the small things and about getting things exactly right, every time.
Someone who is meticulous pays extreme attention to detail. If that person is, say, your surgeon or your accountant, you’ll definitely want them to be meticulous!
You can check out some examples of sentences using the word meticulous to understand the word more!
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