punctiliously


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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.
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Adv.1.punctiliously - in a punctilious manner; "he launched into a long history of the birth of communism, giving credit punctiliously to the work of Marx and Engels"
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Translations

punctiliously

[pʌŋkˈtɪlɪəslɪ] ADVde modo puntilloso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

punctiliously

advkorrekt; (= scrupulously, fastidiously) (+vb) → peinlich genau; (+adj) → peinlich; correcthöchst; he was punctiliously polite to his mother-in-lawer war äußerst korrekt gegenüber seiner Schwiegermutter
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

punctiliously

[pʌŋkˈtɪlɪəslɪ] advscrupolosamente, meticolosamente
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The sea-vultures all in pious mourning, the air-sharks all punctiliously in black or speckled.
I was punctiliously exact in dealing with all the affairs of life that fell to my lot.
He knew the law even better than did the dogs that had known no other life, and he observed the law more punctiliously; but still there was about him a suggestion of lurking ferocity, as though the Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept.
With all these oddities, there was not a neater, more scrupulously tidy, or more punctiliously ordered house, in Clerkenwell, in London, in all England.
William shut the door sharply, gave the address to the driver, and turned away, lifting his hat punctiliously high in farewell to the invisible lady.
His attentions were very marked, but they were so punctiliously arranged to meet the girl's every wish that she came to depend upon him more and more.
That I did, punctiliously, and received an apostolic flesh-wound at Castlefidardo.
He listened with a deferential air to his remarks; he laughed punctiliously at his pleasantries; he seemed disposed to testify to his belief that Winterbourne was a superior young man.
But surely it can do better than settle for a world in which the likes of 'Fangirl' and Dustin Celestino's punctiliously written 'Mga Eksena sa Buhay ng Kontrabida' in the Revisited section are forced to exist alongside 'Surrogare' and 'Isang Gabi...'
Plus, he adds punctiliously, "the redirection of a left internal mammary artery on to my coronary artery".
The government began harassing the CEU by punctiliously enforcing regulations that had heretofore been ignored.