punctilious
[ puhngk-til-ee-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
from French pointilleux, from pointille, from Italian puntiglio
Synonyms
  • ceremonious
  • conventional
  • exact
  • formal
  • formalistic
  • meticulous
Antonyms
  • careless
  • easy-going
  • informal
  • uncaring
Definition
extremely attentive to punctilios; strict or exact in the observance of the formalities or amenities of conduct or actions; showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
Example
A) Emily was punctilious in making sure that Friday night dinners began at 7 PM. B) Their neighbor, Tom, was incredibly punctilious when it came to caring for his lawn.
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