Definitions: (1) careful in the observance of the nicer points of behavior or ceremony; etiquette; (2) very exact; scrupulous

Derivation: Latin, “a point”

• All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. — Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei (1564-1642) Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer
Truly good manners are invisible: they ease the way for others, without drawing attention to themselves. It is no accident that the word “punctilious” comes from the same original root as punctuation. — Lynne Truss (1955-) English author