un-punctilious

punctilious

[puhngk-til-ee-uhs]
adjective
extremely attentive to punctilios; strict or exact in the observance of the formalities or amenities of conduct or actions.

Origin:
1625–35; punctili(o) + -ous

punctiliously, adverb
punctiliousness, noun
unpunctilious, adjective
unpunctiliously, adverb
unpunctiliousness, noun

punctilious, punctual.


precise, demanding; careful, conscientious. See scrupulous.


careless.
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punctilious (pʌŋkˈtɪlɪəs)
 
adj
1.  paying scrupulous attention to correctness in etiquette
2.  attentive to detail
 
punc'tiliously
 
adv
 
punc'tiliousness
 
n

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punctilious
1634, probably from It. puntiglioso, from puntiglio "fine point," from L. punctum "prick" (see point).
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