1 very nice or exact in the forms of behavior, etiquette, or mutual intercourse. 2 precise. 3 a attentive. b exact in the smallest particulars.

Mitch had always been punctilious about all things. But his friends thought he was a bit too persnickety when he organized his pornography collection by labeling each cover with the sex acts contained within.

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“Punctilious.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/punctilious. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “punctilious”, accessed April 17, 2021, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/punctilious.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Punctilious. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved April 17, 2021, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/punctilious

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