Punctilious

Punc*til"ious

(-ys), a. [Cf. It. puntiglioso, Sp. puntilloso.] Attentive to punctilio; very nice or exact in the forms of behavior, etiquette, or mutual intercourse; precise; exact in the smallest particulars. "A punctilious observance of divine laws." Rogers. "Very punctilious copies of any letters." The Nation.
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Punctilious in the simple and intelligible instances of common life.
I. Taylor.
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-- Punc*til"ious*ly, adv. -- Punc*til"ious*ness, n.
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