in a way that shows extreme care about minute details; in a precise and thorough way, sometimes to an excessive degree: He'd had collections of various kinds as a kid, each of them meticulously sorted and, yes, even inventoried.
- un·me·tic·u·lous·ly, adverb
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How to use meticulously in a sentence
The director’s meticulous approach to capturing the world of an early 18th-century oceanside village makes a viewer feel and smell the crisp sea air firsthand.Winslet, Ronan have seaside rendezvous in ‘Ammonite’ | John Paul King | December 11, 2020 | Washington Blade
Thirty-seven-year-old Pradeep Singh offered a meticulous breakdown of the amount of money he spends to grow rice on one acre of his farm in Haryana’s Jhajjar district.Three farmers explain the economics of agriculture in India—and why new farm laws are brutal | Vijayta Lalwani | December 10, 2020 | Quartz
This isn’t a comfortable time for gradual player development and meticulous planning.The NBA offseason is a wild ride in normal times. This year? Buckle up. | Jerry Brewer | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
As the league conducted its spring remotely, the meticulous development of rookie quarterbacks required necessary improvisation.Rookie QBs were expected to struggle this year. Instead they’re setting a record pace. | Adam Kilgore | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
In the end, getting New Horizons to zip past Pluto and its attendant moons anywhere close to the right path took meticulous positional measurements and course corrections using the probe’s own cameras, and a lot of patience.We Never Know Exactly Where We’re Going in Outer Space - Issue 92: Frontiers | Caleb Scharf | November 4, 2020 | Nautilus
She showed me a set of drawers, revealing a meticulously kept filing system of all her jokes.
The hospital turned to Brantly, who is meticulously cautious and profoundly compassionate.‘He Could Have Brought Ebola Here’: Minnesota Widow on Her Husband | Michael Daly | July 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many of the companies in the top 100 have been investing in and meticulously tending to their brands for decades.Yes We Can Still Market: Why U.S. Brands Remain World’s Most Valuable | Daniel Gross | June 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Scenes of various moments—eating, showering, being interrogated—are meticulously replicated almost in life size.
She meticulously de-glams, forcing her flowing brown hair into a tight bun.‘Camp X-Ray,’ A Kristen Stewart-Starring Guantanamo Bay Film, Premieres at Sundance | Marlow Stern | January 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jinny's pages looked like a wild, straggling lyric, flung off in a rapture and meticulously revised.The Creators | May Sinclair
He takes the full blast of the wrath of the Law and fulfills its demands most meticulously.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians | Martin Luther
Not for him that careful polishing of sentences, which other writers meticulously bestow.A Day with Lord Byron | May Clarissa Gillington
Very often they are of all men the most meticulously mannered.Preaching and Paganism | Albert Parker Fitch
Others are meticulously insistent and exhaust all their challenges.The Man in Court | Frederic DeWitt Wells