ETYM Latin meticulosus, from metus fear: cf. French méticuleux.
1. Marked by extreme care in treatment of details.
2. Marked by precise accordance with details; SYN. punctilious.
1. Trifling; of no importance
2. Small-minded; focused on small details in a self-serving way.
3. Mean-spirited; quarrelsome.
Scrupulous and exact, marked by or concerned about precise accordance with the details of codes or conventions