Punctilious is an adjective that is used to describe being very accurate or exact. Strict in approach, formal, precise.
- She was very ‘punctilious’ about her speech, ensuring she picked the right words to get her point across.
- Leaders who are working towards a sensitive cause may tend to be ‘punctilious’ in the way they carry themselves, This is due to opposition always looking for mistakes to point to.
- When you are working towards a goal or a vision, being ‘punctilious’ can be an obstacle in terms of succeeding.