Punctilios
Punctilio Punc*til"io (p[u^][ng]k*t[i^]l"y[-o]), n.; pl. {Punctilios} (-y[=o]z). [It. puntiglio, or Sp. puntillo, dim. fr. L. punctum point. See {Point}, n.] A nice point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or proceeding; particularity or exactness in forms; as, the punctilios of a public ceremony. [1913 Webster]

They will not part with the least punctilio in their opinions and practices. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


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  • punctilios — punc·til·i·o || pʌŋk tɪlɪəʊ n. exactingness concerning details, strictness regarding trivial issues …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Punctilio — Punc*til io (p[u^][ng]k*t[i^]l y[ o]), n.; pl. {Punctilios} ( y[=o]z). [It. puntiglio, or Sp. puntillo, dim. fr. L. punctum point. See {Point}, n.] A nice point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or proceeding; particularity or exactness in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punctilio — /pungk til ee oh /, n., pl. punctilios for 1. 1. a fine point, particular, or detail, as of conduct, ceremony, or procedure. 2. strictness or exactness in the observance of formalities or amenities. [1590 1600; alter. of It puntiglio < Sp… …   Universalium

  • punctilious — punctiliously, adv. punctiliousness, n. /pungk til ee euhs/, adj. extremely attentive to punctilios; strict or exact in the observance of the formalities or amenities of conduct or actions. [1625 35; PUNCTILI(O) + OUS] Syn. precise, demanding;… …   Universalium

  • punctilio — [pʌŋ(k) tɪlɪəʊ] noun (plural punctilios) a fine or petty point of conduct or procedure. Origin C16: from Ital. puntiglio(n ) and Sp. puntillo, dimin. of punto a point …   English new terms dictionary

  • ceremonious — a. 1. Full of ceremony, stately, lofty, courtly. 2. Formal, studied, according to due form, observant of all the punctilios. 3. Formal, punctilious, stiff, precise, starched, observant of conventionalities …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • decorum — noun 1) he had acted with decorum Syn: propriety, seemliness, decency, good taste, correctness; politeness, courtesy, good manners; dignity, respectability, modesty, demureness Ant: impropriety 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • etiquette — noun the article includes tips on etiquette Syn: protocol, manners, accepted behavior, rules of conduct, decorum, good form; courtesy, propriety, formalities, niceties, punctilios; custom, convention; Computing netiquette; informal the done… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • punctilio — noun 1) a stickler for punctilio Syn: conformity, conscientiousness, punctiliousness; etiquette, protocol, conventions, formalities, propriety, decorum, manners, politesse, good form, the done thing Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • urbanity — n 1. polish, finesse, suavity, debonairness, chivalry, gallantry, graciousness, charm; refinement, culture, gentility, gentlemanliness, courtliness; elegance, grace, Sl. class, style, smartness; sophistication, cosmopolitanism, worldliness. 2.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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