- performed, disposed, or acting in a systematic way; systematic; orderly: a methodical person.
- painstaking, especially slow and careful; deliberate.
Origin of methodical
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1. precise. See orderly.
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Examples from the Web for methodic
In his methodic preparations and clandestine deployments he knows precisely what carnage he aims to create.Senseless. Evil. Silver Linings. Our Misguided Terms of Terror.
April 23, 2013
We must learn from Germany what methodic and organized work means.German philosophy and politics
He was methodic, guarded, and very cold in the presence of strangers.L-bas
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He could rather, it seems to me, belong to the so-called Methodic School.Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism
Mary Mills Patrick
A little madness was a splendid thing, but it must be methodic.
He maintained his serenity, and calmly calculated pounds and shillings with all the methodic coolness of a banker's clerk.A Dream of the North Sea
less commonly methodic
- characterized by method or orderliness; systematic
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Word Origin and History for methodic
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