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punctilious

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To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism—this is the art of living.
Jean De La Fontaine
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  1. Strictly attentive to detail; meticulous or fastidious, particularly to codes or conventions.
    With a punctilious slap of the gloves, the duel was now inevitable.
  2. Precise or scrupulous; finicky or nitpicky.
    • 2009, Ronnie Cann, Ruth Kempson and Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Semantics: an introduction to meaning in language
      Of course, humans do not treat time in such a punctilious fashion.

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