punctilious


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punc·til·i·ous

 (pŭngk-tĭl′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct. See Synonyms at meticulous.
2. Precise; scrupulous.

punc·til′i·ous·ly adv.
punc·til′i·ous·ness n.

punctilious

(pʌŋkˈtɪlɪəs)
adj
1. paying scrupulous attention to correctness in etiquette
2. attentive to detail
puncˈtiliously adv
puncˈtiliousness n

punc•til•i•ous

(pʌŋkˈtɪl i əs)

adj.
strict or exact in the observance of the formalities or amenities of conduct or actions.
[1625–35]
punc•til′i•ous•ly, adv.
punc•til′i•ous•ness, n.
syn: See scrupulous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.punctilious - marked by precise accordance with details; "meticulous research"; "punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette"
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"

punctilious

adjective (Formal) particular, careful, strict, exact, nice, formal, proper, precise, meticulous, conscientious, fussy, scrupulous, finicky, anal retentive, ceremonious He was punctilious about being ready exactly on time.

punctilious

adjective
1. Showing or marked by attentiveness to all aspects or details:
2. Fond of or given to ceremony:
Translations
minutieuspietepeuterigprecies

punctilious

[pʌŋkˈtɪlɪəs] ADJpuntilloso, quisquilloso

punctilious

[pʌŋkˈtɪliəs] (formal) adjscrupuleux/euse

punctilious

adj (regarding etiquette) → korrekt; (= scrupulous, fastidious)sehr or peinlich genau; she is always punctilious about arriving in timesie nimmt es mit der Pünktlichkeit sehr genau; he is always punctilious about writing to thank his hoster achtet immer darauf, dass er sich bei seinem Gastgeber schriftlich bedankt

punctilious

[pʌŋkˈtɪlɪəs] adjscrupoloso/a, meticoloso/a
References in classic literature ?
One inauspicious circumstance there was, which awakened a hardly concealed displeasure in the breasts of a few of the more punctilious visitors.
Now a certain grand merchant ship once touched at Rokovoko, and its commander --from all accounts, a very stately punctilious gentleman, at least for a sea captain --this commander was invited to the wedding feast of Queequeg's sister, a pretty young princess just turned of ten.
Well, my father worked some five hundred negroes; he was an inflexible, driving, punctilious business man; everything was to move by system,--to be sustained with unfailing accuracy and precision.
As for Reinaldos," replied Don Quixote, "I venture to say that he was broad-faced, of ruddy complexion, with roguish and somewhat prominent eyes, excessively punctilious and touchy, and given to the society of thieves and scapegraces.
In manner he was suave and courteous to all--if possible a trifle more punctilious toward those he considered of meaner clay than toward the few he mentally admitted to equality.
Athos was a gentleman, punctilious in points of honor; and there were in the plan which our lover had devised for Milady, he was sure, certain things that would not obtain the assent of this Puritan.
inquired the count; "only let me warn you that I am proverbial for my punctilious exactitude in keeping my engagements.
The claims of Esther Dudley's gentle blood were acknowledged by all the successive Governors; and they treated her with the punctilious courtesy which it was her foible to demand, not always with success, from a neglectful world.
From its novelty to him and from its nature, punctilious courtesy was the manner best calculated to restrain the man.
Donnithorne, the delicately clean, finely scented, withered old man, led out Miss Irwine, with his air of punctilious, acid politeness; Mr.
Stepping over a little mat of green wool, I found myself in a small room with a painted floor and a square of green carpet in the middle; the articles of furniture were few, but all bright and exquisitely clean; order reigned through its narrow limits --such order as it soothed my punctilious soul to behold.
The arrival of this deputation was the signal for another of those ceremonials which occupy so much of Indian life; for no being is more courtly and punctilious, and more observing of etiquette and formality than an American savage.