punctiliousness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.punctiliousness - strict attention to minute detailspunctiliousness - strict attention to minute details  
painstakingness, conscientiousness - the trait of being painstaking and careful

punctiliousness

noun
1. Attentiveness to detail:
2. Strict observance of social conventions:
Translations

punctiliousness

punctiliousness

[pʌŋkˈtɪlɪəsnɪs] nscrupolosità, meticolosità
References in classic literature ?
Arrayed in a new calico dress, with clean, white apron, and high, well-starched turban, her black polished face glowing with satisfaction, she lingered, with needless punctiliousness, around the arrangements of the table, merely as an excuse for talking a little to her mistress.
Between you and me," she murmured, "such punctiliousness is scarcely necessary--is it?
This much at least I cannot help telling you, that you may observe the good breeding and punctiliousness of my worthy husband.
Pyotr Petrovitch belonged to that class of persons, on the surface very polite in society, who make a great point of punctiliousness, but who, directly they are crossed in anything, are completely disconcerted, and become more like sacks of flour than elegant and lively men of society.
Ajimobi's punctiliousness has been made manifest on several fronts especially when it comes to the way his government, its officials and the people of his state are perceived by members of the public, both local and national.
While one might imagine some soon-to-be husband preoccupied with his own wedding apparel or concerned about punctiliousness, in fact, Wemmick takes time to fit his father with gloves, making that process the comic centerpiece of the wedding scene.
This new consistency in experiential grounding makes textual borrowings seem suddenly suspect, and thus in the 1800 second edition, Wordsworth's declarations of textual sources take on a strange new punctiliousness, as he calls attention to very small details outside of his direct knowledge or experience, ones that most authors would not bother to note.
Organized and presented by Gallerie CMG, the show literally brings together an exhilarating harvest of still lifes from an artist whose extremely detailed works demand from the artist such patience and punctiliousness as to negate any tendencies to hasten the pace of their creation.
Typical of Truffaut's early attitude towards Fellini is his 1955 Venice report on Il bidone: "I find all Fellini's films irritating: The White Sheik because it is petty, A Matrimonial Agency because of its feigned sensitivity, I vitelloni because of its limitations, La strada because of its laborious and literary punctiliousness.
But Kristol says he worries that the younger Paul's punctiliousness about drones and "really overwrought rhetoric about the [National Security Agency] shows a certain willingness to apply a libertarian suspicion of government to his own government" in a way that "leads to real concern about his foreign policy.
In 27 years at IC, I have also worked with other amazing people, four of whom readily come to mind--Alan Rake, my former editor who gave me a break at New African, to whom I owe a million thanks; Stephen Williams, who until recently was part of my team; Jon Haynes, our Associate Editor whose punctiliousness we could not do without; and Jason Venkatasamy, the art director who brings the New African to life with such efficacy and calm under deadline pressures.
Critics of this period pile on this point, echoing one another in their attempt at greater and ever greater feats of punctiliousness.