Definition of methodical in English:

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methodical

Pronunciation: /məˈTHädək(ə)l/

adjective

1Done according to a systematic or established form of procedure: a methodical approach to the evaluation of computer systems
More example sentences
  • His major motifs are still walls and human figures and he paints them with the same methodical approach to surface detailing as he had done in the past.
  • You need excellent guard play and to be methodical in approach, concerned with tempo and getting it down to a possession game.
  • We are going to undertake a fairly rigorous and methodical approach.
Synonyms
orderly, (well) ordered, (well) organized, (well) planned, efficient, businesslike, systematic, structured, logical, analytic, disciplined;
meticulous, punctilious
1.1(Of a person) orderly or systematic in thought or behavior.
Example sentences
  • You are methodical and orderly, solving problems logically, and wasting little time on superficial matters.
  • He was methodical, efficient, uncorruptible, perhaps even capable of being ruthless.
  • The youngest daughter did not enjoy carrying them, but she was a methodical person who did what she set out to do.

Derivatives

methodic

Pronunciation: /məˈTHädik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The overall effect is one of methodic restraint in the presentation of ideas, and the importance of each underlying sound.
  • The drill team clicked and clapped and stomped, their feet and guns a methodic waltz between human and machine.
  • That's the careful, methodic, very adult mind of someone planning to hurt another person.

Origin

Late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek methodikos (from methodos: see method) + -al.

Words that rhyme with methodical

periodical, rhapsodical, synodical

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Syllabification: me·thod·i·cal

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