AskDefine | Define punctilious

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

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  1. strictly attentive to detail; meticulous or fastidious, particularly to codes or conventions
    With a punctilious slap of the gloves, the duel was now inevitable.
  2. precise or scrupulous; finicky or nitpicky


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