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punctilious

punc·til·i·ous

punctilious

 
pronunciation:
puhngk tI li s
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: strictly adhering to etiquette or formalities.
Her mother-in-law was so punctilious that she was always nervous about making any error of etiquette in her presence.
similar words:
ceremonious, formal, precise, prim, religious
definition 2: greatly concerned with every detail; precise.
antonyms:
careless
similar words:
careful, conscientious, exact, minute, precise, prim, thorough
derivations: punctiliously (adv.), punctiliousness (n.)