- punctilious (adj.)
- 1630s, probably from Italian puntiglioso, from puntiglio "fine point," from Latin punctum "prick" (see point (n.)). Related: Punctiliously; punctiliousness.
- 1. He was punctilious about being ready and waiting in the entrance hall exactly on time.
- 2. The more unpopular an opinion is, the more necessary is it that the holder should be somewhat punctilious in his observance of conventionalities generally.
- 一个观点越不受欢迎, 这个观点的持有者越应谨小慎微地观察习俗惯例.
- 3. He was a punctilious young man.
- 4. Billy is punctilious in the performance of his duties.
- 5. This quality was continually breaking through his punctilious manner in the shape of restlessness.
来自英汉文学 - 盖茨比
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