Origin of meticulous
Examples from the Web for meticulousness
For one, the kind of patience and meticulousness required to make something beautiful.Tilda Swinton and Oliver Saillard Perform the Creation of Fashion in ‘Eternity Dress’|Sarah Moroz|November 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The whole area was under Roman rule and was subjected to the industriousness and meticulousness of Empire.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
But most of its contents suffer, not merely from Naturalist grime, but from Naturalist meticulousness.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury
Word Origin for meticulous
1530s, "fearful, timid," from Latin meticulosus "fearful, timid," literally "full of fear," from metus "fear, dread, apprehension, anxiety," of unknown origin. Sense of "fussy about details" is first recorded in English 1827, from French méticuleux "timorously fussy." Related: Meticulosity.