fastidious (part of speech: adjective)
dainty, fussy, flawless, literal, fastidious, priggish, discriminating, methodical, hypercritical, persnickety, proper, discerning, scrupulous, picky, accurate, particular, delicate, squeamish, perspicacious, diligent, conscientious, careful, prim, punctilious, mincing, qualmish, Epicurean, choosy, finicky
severe (part of speech: adjective)
demanding, rigid, austere, fundamental, gruff, rigorous, brusque, dry, uncompromising, precise, curt, piquant, correct, brisk, chilly, obstinate, icy, stiff-necked, bleak, obdurate, disciplined, cutting, spare, stringent, hidebound, blunt, caustic, censorious, keen, cool, tart, exacting, basic, acute, sharp, ascetic, acerbic, imperial, raw, astringent, prudish, lean, severe, frosty, Spartan, Draconian, harsh, acrimonious, unbending, intense, puritanical, oppressive, intolerant, critical, authoritarian, short, abrupt, strict, stern, relentless, stark, inflexible, crisp, grim, strait-laced, dour
vigilant (part of speech: adjective)
precise (part of speech: adjective)
- Even if he were judging all these odds with a meticulous nicety, Alexander questioned herself breathlessly, would there be time to wait for the full store to flow through that narrow channel? - "A Pagan of the Hills", Charles Neville Buck.
- " Half his old hope" a less meticulous speaker would have said. - "Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1914", Various.
- Here one can find again his meticulous spirit. - "The French Impressionists (1860-1900)", Camille Mauclair.