Origin of punctilious
Synonyms for punctilious
Antonyms for punctilious
Related Words for punctiliousnessfastidiousness, pain, consciousness, meticulousness, carefulness, concern, spotlight, awareness, care, TLC, strictness, formality, usage, decorum, protocol, nicety, propriety, form, preciseness, prescription
Examples from the Web for punctiliousness
Historical Examples of punctiliousness
It must be confessed that this species of punctiliousness was carried too far.
Kilbourne's punctiliousness was exaggerated, but she thought she understood it.A Sheaf of Corn
Mary E. Mann
This punctiliousness about titles has more in it than shews at first sight.Sebastian Bach
Reginald Lane Poole
These embassies were always conducted with punctiliousness and gravity.Stover at Yale
And that is the end of the story of the punctiliousness of Don Sebastian.Orientations
William Somerset Maugham
1630s, probably from Italian puntiglioso, from puntiglio "fine point," from Latin punctum "prick" (see point (n.)). Related: Punctiliously; punctiliousness.