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What does the Latin root of the word "meticulous" mean?

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What does the Latin root of the word "meticulous" mean?
posted Sep 5, 2019 by Anuradha Tabyal

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But if that person is, say, your surgeon or your accountant, you'll want them to be meticulous. The Latin root of meticulous is metus, which means "fear," so it's easy to see how eventually meticulous got its meaning.

answer Sep 6, 2019 by Trinity King
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