punctilious


punc·til·i·ous

adjective \-lē-əs\

: very careful about behaving properly and doing things in a correct and accurate way

Full Definition of PUNCTILIOUS

:  marked by or concerned about precise accordance with the details of codes or conventions
punc·til·i·ous·ly adverb
punc·til·i·ous·ness noun

Examples of PUNCTILIOUS

  1. She's very punctilious about grammar.
  2. <old-money aristocrats with a punctilious sense of propriety>

First Known Use of PUNCTILIOUS

1634

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