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meticulous (adj) careful about even small detail.

When you are meticulous in doing a thing, you pay careful attention even to the very small aspects of the thing. If you are meticulous about maintaining accounts, for example, you are careful enough not to miss even a single detail of the accounts. You maintain them with great care. If you are meticulous about your appearance, you pay attention even to minor aspects of your appearance. A meticulous researcher is very diligent and takes pains to see that even small points are not left out.

  • The registrar's clerk is very meticulous in maintaining records. He is very painstaking in seeing that entries, even minor, are made properly and that the records are preserved carefully.
  • The way he gathered material for his research is very meticulous and is a tribute to his hardworking nature and patience.
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