performed, disposed, or acting in a systematic way; systematic; orderly:
a methodical person.
painstaking, especially slow and careful; deliberate.
It was thorough and methodical, like a medical examination: a routine in which a professional inspects the body of a patient.
Tilda Swinton and Oliver Saillard Perform the Creation of Fashion in ‘Eternity Dress’ Sarah Moroz November 20, 2013
Bieber’s subsequent rise to the top of the teen-idol heap was as methodical as it was well-timed.
The Making of a Teen Idol Maura Johnston March 31, 2010
For all its methodical exposition, the conclusion disappoints in the face of such a wealth of compelling detail.
Is the Supreme Court Unconstitutional? Jonathan Blitzer July 13, 2009
Pete describes the local disarray in the methodical voice of the “Town Scrivener” he happens to be.
Jeffrey Eugenides Hails Donald Antrim’s ‘Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World’ Jeffrey Eugenides June 1, 2012
If Washington is to adopt a tougher stance toward Beijing, it needs a lot of methodical calculation.
Time to Get Tough With China? Leslie H. Gelb December 7, 2013
No one has attempted the methodical preparation of the individual for the sensations.
The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
The actions of the mothers were as methodical as well trained nurses.
City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
The old woman went about her duties in a methodical way, finding a kind of relief in the occupation.
The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
The daily routine of the mission station is most methodical.
The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
Usually he was the most quiet and methodical of servants, but he had blundered several times in the service.
With Wolfe in Canada G. A. Henty
characterized by method or orderliness; systematic
1560s, with -al (1) and methodic (1540s), from Middle French methodique, from Late Latin methodicus, from Greek methodikos, from methodos (see method). Related: Methodically.
of or relating to or its people. of or relating to Spanish as used in Mexico. of or relating to the Nahuatl language or its speakers. a native or inhabitant of Mexico, or a person of Mexican descent. (defs 1, 2). Contemporary Examples “We laughed at Mexican jokes right on his porch,” Ready said of […]
destructive to or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. an antimicrobial agent, as a drug. Contemporary Examples “Oil is antimicrobial and gets into the tissues of the mouth to inhibit bacterial growth,” says Caldecott. Oil Pulling: Miracle Cure or Oily Mess? DailyBurn March 27, 2014 adjective capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microbes […]
opposing military power, especially its increase or development or the influence of military leaders. a person who opposes military power, especially its increase or development: Antimilitants demonstrated against nuclear weaponry.
a strong spirit or policy. the principle or policy of maintaining a large establishment. the tendency to regard efficiency as the supreme ideal of the state and to subordinate all other interests to those of the . Contemporary Examples Within Israel, militarism trumps peace advocacy because it seems a cost-free option. Why Academic Boycotts? Jake […]