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Meaning of PUNCTUAL

Pronunciation:  'pungkchooul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  acting 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"
 

PUNCTUAL is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: on time, prompt, timely
 
 Antonyms: unpunctual
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Punc"tu*al\, a. [F. ponctuel (cf. Sp. puntual, It.
puntuale), from L. punctum point. See {Point}.]
1. Consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended.
   [R.] ``This punctual spot.'' --Milton.

         The theory of the punctual existence of the soul. --
                                               Krauth.

2. Observant of nice points; punctilious; precise.

         Punctual to tediousness in all that he relates. --
                                               Bp. Burnet.

         So much on punctual niceties they stand. --C. Pitt.

3. Appearing or done at, or adhering exactly to, a regular or
   an appointed time; precise; prompt; as, a punctual man; a
   punctual payment. ``The race of the undeviating and
   punctual sun.'' --Cowper.

         These sharp strokes [of a pendulum], with their
         inexorably steady intersections, so agree with our
         successive thoughts that they seem like the punctual
         stops counting off our very souls into the past. --
                                               J. Martineau.



 

 

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