In its deliberations, the Court spent an inordinate amount of time—three years— meticulously investigating the case.
This is meticulously researched: We can stand by every statement it.
The hospital turned to Brantly, who is meticulously cautious and profoundly compassionate.
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.