Punctilious is an adjective that is used to describe being very accurate or exact. Strict in approach, formal, precise.


  1. She was very ‘punctilious’ about her speech, ensuring she picked the right words to get her point across.
  2. 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.
  3. When you are working towards a goal or a vision, being ‘punctilious’ can be an obstacle in terms of succeeding.

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