- 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.
punctilious definition by Webster's New World
- very careful about every detail of behavior, ceremony, etc.: a punctilious host
- very exact; scrupulous
Origin: French pointilleux ; from pointille ; from Italian puntiglio: see punctilio
punctilious definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct. See Synonyms at meticulous.
- Precise; scrupulous.
- punc·tilˈi·ous·ly adverb
- punc·tilˈi·ous·ness noun