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  • adj. Not punctual.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not punctual; not exact, especially with reference to time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not punctual; after the appointed time


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  • Policemen, teachers, civil servants, owners of small family businesses—the baker, the butcher, the florist—who felt tyrannized by regulations and taxes and saw immigrants from Morocco and Turkey both as competitors (with small shops that could sell cheaper goods because they hired cheap, illegal workers) and as bad employees (unpunctual and disrespectful slackers who could not speak proper Dutch).


  • These way, notorious unpunctual types (read: college students) won't be locked out if they are 10 minutes "late."

    Your Idiot's Guide To The Democratic Caucuses

  • But of all men alive Dolly Longstaff was the most unpunctual.

    The Duke's Children

  • At length, as she united a final row of hooks and eyes, she found leisure to chide her, saying she was very naughty to be so unpunctual; that she looked even now the picture of incorrigible carelessness: and so Shirley did - but a very lovely picture of that tiresome quality.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • ‘But you are so unpunctual,’ he said, having at last made up his mind that he had made a very good thing of Charley, and that probably he might go a little further without much danger.

    The Three Clerks

  • ‘But you are so unpunctual, Mr. Tudor,’ and Jabesh twisted his head backwards and forwards within his cravat, rubbing his chin with the interior starch.

    The Three Clerks

  • Casting his eye upon his own character, two things appeared to him: that he was very unpunctual, and that he disliked answering notes.

    The Voyage Out

  • The punctual, who keep none waiting for them, are doomed to wait perpetually for the unpunctual.

    An Autobiography

  • The great room was fuller even than at morning prayers; for then there was always an unpunctual minority.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • It seems to me that the further east you go the more unpunctual are the trains.



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