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Antonyms for meticulous
məˈtɪk yə ləs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meticulous, punctilious(adj)

    marked by precise accordance with details

    "meticulous research"; "punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette"

    Antonyms:
    unfastidious, imprecise

    Synonyms:
    punctilious

  2. meticulous(adj)

    marked by extreme care in treatment of details

    "a meticulous craftsman"; "almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities"

    Antonyms:
    imprecise, unfastidious

    Synonyms:
    punctilious

Wiktionary

  1. meticulous(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    sloppy, slapdash, careless

    Synonyms:
    careful, painstaking, scrupulous, rigorous, precise

  2. meticulous(adjective)

    Timid, fearful, overly cautious.

    Antonyms:
    sloppy, careless, slapdash

    Synonyms:
    painstaking, precise, rigorous, scrupulous, careful

  3. meticulous(adjective)

    Characterized by very precise, conscientious attention to details.

    Synonyms:
    painstaking, careful, precise, rigorous, scrupulous

    Antonyms:
    careless, slapdash, sloppy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. meticulous(a)

    Synonyms:
    timid, fearful, diffident

How to use meticulous in a sentence?

  1. Stephane Dujarric:

    With allegations of sexual abuse that we take extremely seriously, one also has to be as meticulous as possible in handling numbers, in handling and interviewing victims, and it's exactly what we are doing.

  2. Julia Shannon:

    Theres the sense that [this situation] is unacceptable and immoral, and that feeling is really pushing people into the meticulous work of organizing, we have to try to work toward harnessing that momentum and energy to create structures that work for the majority of people.

  3. Mark Caine:

    Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.

  4. Major General Peter Gersten:

    We have some healing to do too. … The passion and the honor of the paint team and design crews as they put this airplane together piece by piece, and scrubbed it piece by piece with meticulous detail was all based on the honor of being able to give back something to the community.

  5. Santiago Albadalejos:

    We deploy higher protection than others because the patients we handle present intense symptoms and are more contagious, transfers are slow, and very meticulous.

How to pronounce meticulous?

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How to say meticulous in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#22327sloppy
#24888careless
#35141meticulous
#53910imprecise
#163199slapdash

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