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punctilious (adjective), more punctilious, more punctilious
1. Describing exactness regarding the appropriate details of social procedures and formalities: As the principal of the high school, Mr. Johnson had to be quite punctilious in conducting the staff meetings by not skipping over important issues and not interrupting a teacher whenever a question was asked.
2. A reference to being definite, strict, and precise: Joan was a very punctilious person when she was checking her bank account in order to make sure that she was not spending more than she earned!
Exact to an excessive degree.
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Very precise in behavior.
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Relating to being definite, strict, exact, and precise. (2)