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Meaning of PUNCTILIOUS

Pronunciation:  pungk'tileeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  marked by precise accordance with details; "was worryingly meticulous about trivial details"; "punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette"
 

PUNCTILIOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: meticulous, precise
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Punc*til"ious\ (-y[u^]s), a. [Cf. It. puntiglioso,
Sp. puntilloso.]
Attentive to punctilio; very nice or exact in the forms of
behavior, etiquette, or mutual intercourse; precise; exact in
the smallest particulars. ``A punctilious observance of
divine laws.'' --Rogers. ``Very punctilious copies of any
letters.'' --The Nation.

      Punctilious in the simple and intelligible instances of
      common life.                             --I. Taylor.
-- {Punc*til"ious*ly}, adv. -- {Punc*til"ious*ness}, n.

 

 

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