: 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
- She's very punctilious about grammar.
- <old-money aristocrats with a punctilious sense of propriety>
First Known Use of PUNCTILIOUS
Related to PUNCTILIOUS
- correct, decorous, formal, nice, proper, ceremonious, starchy, stiff, stiff-necked, stilted
- casual, easygoing, informal, laid-back, unceremonious
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