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Punctiliousness   Listen

Strict attention to minute details.  Synonyms: meticulosity, meticulousness, scrupulousness.

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"Punctiliousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... passing other white-gloved lackeys, each a separate perfection of punctiliousness; and passed through a marble hallway, muted with rugs of the Orient, and came into a vast high chamber, large as a theater—marble walls and ceiling, tapestries, moulded plaster and gilt in moderation, silken ropes instead of handrails on the stairways, electric lights so shaded that each looked ...
— No. 13 Washington Square • Leroy Scott

... those who sit in the darkness of Popery. Those iron evangelists would thus be able to disseminate vital religion and Gospel truth in quarters inaccessible to the ordinary missionary. I have seen lads, unimpregnate with the more sublimated punctiliousness of Walton, secure pickerel, taking their unwary siesta beneath the lily-pads too nigh the surface, with a gun and small shot. Why not, then, since gunpowder was unknown in the time of the Apostles (not to enter here upon the question ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell • James Lowell

Words linked to "Punctiliousness" :   punctilious, meticulousness, painstakingness, conscientiousness, scrupulousness

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