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synonyms for punctilio

  • ceremony
  • civility
  • code
  • convention
  • courtesy
  • customs
  • decorum
  • dignity
  • form
  • formalities
  • formality
  • mores
  • nicety
  • politesse
  • protocol
  • refinement
  • rules
  • p's and q's
  • proper behavior
  • social graces
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antonyms for punctilio

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  • bad manners
  • crudeness
  • discourtesy
  • impoliteness
  • rudeness
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How to use punctilio in a sentence

Accept the situation, and fight for yourself, taking your advantage where you can, and casting away scruples of punctilio.
JOURNALISM FOR WOMENE.A. BENNETT
Never did a more foolish punctilio bring about so terrible a result.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
Absorbed in reflections of such unspeakable moment, I had no leisure to heed the niceties of punctilio.
WIELAND; OR THE TRANSFORMATIONCHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN
The doctor greeted William cordially, and with that punctilio that a man offers to one whom he recognizes as his superior.
PROFESSOR HUSKINSLETTIE M. CUMMINGS
But I will not stand on punctilio when it is a question of trying to save a Penreath of Twelvetrees from the gallows.
THE SHRIEKING PITARTHUR J. REES
Punctilio, pungk-til′yo, n. a nice point in behaviour or ceremony: nicety in forms: exact observance of forms.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
To her, consciences were not things to be treated with an exaggerated punctilio.
MRS. MAXON PROTESTSANTHONY HOPE
It was Ralph Devenish, however, and he was performing his duties with some punctilio.
DENIS DENTERNEST W. HORNUNG
Prépimpin went through his repertoire with the punctilio of the barrack square deprecated by Bakkus.
THE MOUNTEBANKWILLIAM J. LOCKE
It seemed to me he rather enjoyed returning the salutes with the greatest punctilio and flourish.
GREENER THAN YOU THINKWARD MOORE
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