- The definition of punctilious describes someone that is careful with all the details of behavior.
An example of someone who is punctilious is the party planner at the wedding.
- very careful about every detail of behavior, ceremony, etc.: a punctilious host
- very exact; scrupulous
Origin of punctiliousFrench pointilleux ; from pointille ; from Italian puntiglio: see punctilio
- Strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct. See Synonyms at meticulous.
- Precise; scrupulous.
(comparative more punctilious, superlative most punctilious)