With care x Meticulous

Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,

I'd like to know if the phrase "(with) care" and the adjective "meticulous" can be used as synonyms in the contexts below.

==>He's meticulous in what he does.=He does things with care.=He takes care over what he does.

==>She painted the house meticulously.=She painted the house with care.=She took care over painting the house.

Thank you very much in advance!
 
  • Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Meticulous generally means "with great care" or "exemplary care". "Care" by itself would be insufficient to equal "meticulous".
     

    Xavier da Silva

    Senior Member
    Would the sentences above with the phrase "with care" sound natural and correct if I added "great"?


    ==>He's meticulous in what he does.=He does things great with care.=He takes great care over what he does.

    ==>She painted the house meticulously.=She painted the house great with care.=She took great care over painting the house.

    Thank you in advance!
     
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