Meticulous or meticulous

Scrupulous- it means careful, accurate, exact in trifles.

Meticulous or meticulous. How correct?

Is interestinghistorygiven adjective.

  • It came to Russian from French: “scrupuleux”, i.e. thorough. It became the name of the measure of weight.scruple(1.244 g), which was actively used in Russia in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • The adjective “scrupulous”, “thorough” arose from the noun “scruples”, because the pharmacist had to measure the components of the drugs very accurately.

Why is it often pronounced incorrectly:meticulous?This is most likely due to the fact that three consecutive consonants are difficult to pronounce. Here comes a vowel sound between them.

Remember:SCRUPULOUS.

Example.

Pilots, having received information that both lanes are under repair, withmeticulousaccuracy followed the instructions of the dispatcher.

Material prepared: Vera Melnikova.

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