It took a special, meticulous kind of person to accomplish the undertaking, someone with brains, patience, and nerves of steel.
Undoubtedly there are many honorable, meticulous, and intelligent people working for these companies.
Sylvia Plath wrote in her journals, and going by the meticulous recipe records she kept, she hardly ever stopped.
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.