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Meaning of punctilious by Wiktionary Dictionary

punctilious


    Etymology

    From punctilio +‎ -ous

    Pronunciation

    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /pʌŋkˈtɪliəs/

    Adjective

    punctilious ( comparative more punctilious, superlative most punctilious )

    1. Strictly attentive to detail; meticulous or fastidious, particularly to codes or conventions .
      With a punctilious slap of the gloves, the duel was now inevitable .
    2. Precise or scrupulous; finicky or nitpicky.

    Synonyms

    • See also Wikisaurus:meticulous

    External links

    • punctilious in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911


Explanation of punctilious by Wordnet Dictionary

punctilious


    Adjective
    1. marked by precise accordance with details

    2. punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette