Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being unpunctual.

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  • noun Not being punctual; lateness.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ punctuality

Examples

  • They are internationally-known for their tardiness, and in fact, Ecuador tried a campaign to eradicate "unpunctuality" but it flopped.

    Esther J. Cepeda: Where in Chicago is Ecuador?

  • 'unpunctuality' can ruin, and to which the guardian 'angel' brings as crowning qualification the knack of poking the fire adroitly -- of this -- what can one say but that -- no, best hold one's tongue and read the 'Lyrical Ballads' with finger in ear.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

  • All this, and the rest of the serene and happy inspired daily life which a piece of 'unpunctuality' can ruin, and to which the guardian 'angel' brings as crowning qualification the knack of poking the fire adroitly ” of this ” what can one say but that ” no, best hold one's tongue and read the 'Lyrical Ballads' with finger in ear.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

  • Requests for an exception denied, stealing my father's library card might have been an effective expedient, that is, had I not suffered from the twin faults of being prone to carelessness and chronic unpunctuality.

    Michael Henry Adams: Reading Amanda: One Black Man's Burden

  • In each case, we might be tempted to make unnecessary reifications, taking ˜unpunctuality™ and ˜the thought of going to hospital™ as referring to objects.

    Analysis

  • In spite of everything I've said, I must admit that unpunctuality has its risks.

    Mexican Punctuality

  • But above all, something truly positive to show about unpunctuality.

    Mexican Punctuality

  • In spite of everything I've said, I must admit that unpunctuality has its risks.

    Mexican Punctuality

  • If pressed to give an example -- and gallantry becomes my enemy here -- I do recall how, in the case of someone very dear to me, a certain unpunctuality and forgetfulness seemed to be a vital part of her carefree charm.

    Christopher Hitchens: Love and Learn

  • But above all, something truly positive to show about unpunctuality.

    Mexican Punctuality

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