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.
This much at least I cannot help telling you, that you may observe the good breeding and punctiliousness of my worthy husband.
Between you and me," she murmured, "such punctiliousness is scarcely necessary--is it?
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.
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.
Yet Makavejev's ironic camera-eye refuses to restrict itself to an earnest, heroic perspective, instead seeking out details that reflect feelings and attitudes Communism prefers to exclude or ignore: punctiliousness, boredom, sensuality, individuality and humour.
The range of the story: from mimetic punctiliousness to imaginative free play.
42) As noted, supra note 36 and accompanying text, prosecutors who demonstrate restraint or unwillingness to pursue charges on hunches instead of concrete evidence often face a similarly negative treatment, but generally appear to be identified more with obstructionism or perhaps punctiliousness rather than the criminality or amorality/immorality ascribed to defense attorneys.
its punctiliousness about ripeness and standing, and its predilection