HyperDic: punctual

English > 1 sense of the word punctual:
ADJECTIVEallpunctual, on timeacting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed
punctual > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > punctual: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningActing or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed.
  • "she expected guests to be punctual at meals"
  • "he is not a particularly punctual person"
  • "punctual payment"
Synonymon time
NarrowerpromptAccording to schedule or without delay
timelyBefore a time limit expires
Oppositeunpunctualnot punctual
Nounspunctualitythe quality or habit of adhering to an appointed time

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