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punc·tu·al

 (pŭngk′cho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed; prompt.
2. Paid or accomplished at or by the appointed time.
3. Precise; exact.
4. Confined to or having the nature of a point in space.
5. Linguistics Of, related to, or being the verbal aspect that expresses momentary action or action considered as having no temporal duration.

[Middle English, sharp-pointed, from Medieval Latin pūnctuālis, from Latin pūnctum, point, from neuter past participle of pungere, to prick; see pungent.]

punc′tu·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē), punc′tu·al·ness (-əl-nĭs) n.
punc′tu·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.punctuality - the quality or habit of adhering to an appointed timepunctuality - the quality or habit of adhering to an appointed time
timing - the time when something happens
tardiness - the quality or habit of not adhering to a correct or usual or expected time

punctuality

noun promptness, readiness, regularity, promptitude Punctuality has never been my strong point.
Quotations
"Punctuality is the politeness of kings" [Louis XVIII]
"Punctuality is the thief of time" [Oscar Wilde]
"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored" [Evelyn Waugh diary]
Translations
دِقَّة المَواعيد
акуратност
přesnost
præcisionpunktklighed
stundvísi
točnost
dakiklik

punctuality

[ˌpʌŋktjʊˈælɪtɪ] Npuntualidad f

punctuality

[ˌpʌŋktʃʊˈælɪti] n [person] → ponctualité f

punctuality

punctuality

[ˌpʌŋktjʊˈælɪtɪ] npuntualità

punctual

(ˈpaŋktʃuəl) adjective
arriving etc on time; not late. Please be punctual for your appointment; She's a very punctual person.
ˌpunctuˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
ˈpunctually adverb
on time. He arrived punctually.
References in classic literature ?
His punctuality is well known; he never arrives too soon, or too late; and I should not be surprised if he appeared before us at the last minute."
With bills, as you correctly state, I'm punctuality itself: A man may surely claim his dues: But, when there's money to be lent, A man must be allowed to choose Such times as are convenient!'
And to make time to get through all that lay before him every day, he adhered to the strictest punctuality. "Unhasting and unresting," was his motto.
His punctuality, together with other qualities, marked him out among the clerks for success, and indeed it would have been safe to wager that in ten years' time or so one would find him at the head of his profession, had it not been for a peculiarity which sometimes seemed to make everything about him uncertain and perilous.
And as, by promoting punctuality, it tends to keep the body complete, there is great likelihood that its resolutions would generally be dictated by as great a number in this case as in the other; while there would be much fewer occasions of delay.
Bennet's carriage was to meet them, they quickly perceived, in token of the coachman's punctuality, both Kitty and Lydia looking out of a dining-room upstairs.
But it was time for me to be going: make what haste I would, I should still be too late for tea; and my mother was the soul of order and punctuality.
My friends would have had me delay my departure, but fearful of prejudicing my employers against me by such want of punctuality at the commencement of my undertaking, I persisted in keeping the appointment.
This convinced us that something great was to happen, and threw me into an unusual flutter when I repaired to my guardian's office, a model of punctuality.
Morrel, and I shall say that he is a man honorable to the last degree, and who has up to this time fulfilled every engagement with scrupulous punctuality. This is all I can say, sir; if you wish to learn more, address yourself to M.
Betts Shoreham was a constant visitor at the house, and Tom Thurston made his appearance with a degree of punctuality that began to attract notice, among the inmates of the house on the opposite side of the street.
In proportion as they grew fuddled they grew noisy, they quarrelled in their cups; the youngster paid old Baranoff in his own coin by rating him soundly; in reward for which, when sober, he was taken the rounds of four pickets, and received seventy-nine lashes, taled out with Russian punctuality of punishment.