Punctilious Punc*til"ious (-y[u^]s), 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. [1913 Webster]

Punctilious in the simple and intelligible instances of common life. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] -- {Punc*til"ious*ly}, adv. -- {Punc*til"ious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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