Others waited for unpunctual friends with protesting and frequent examination of their watches.
But of all men alive Dolly Longstaff was the most unpunctual.
Five minutes had hardly gone by when he looked at his watch, thinking Marian must be unpunctual.
There's tea laid—you've let it get cold, unpunctual ruffian.
Austin was very penitent, and promised he'd never be unpunctual again if he lived to be a hundred.
Mr. Waffles, like many men with nothing to do, was most unpunctual.
Ignorant of these happenings, Obadiah angrily awaited an answer from his unpunctual servants.
And, on the other hand, too many persons seem to feel themselves at liberty to be unpunctual in an appointment with an inferior.
"It's not like Castellan to be unpunctual," said the Prime Minister.
"Virgin modesty makes her unpunctual," said Belle, putting up his eye-glass.
c.1400, from Medieval Latin punctualis, from Latin punctus "a pricking" (see point (n.)). Originally "having a sharp point; of the nature of a point;" meaning "prompt" first recorded 1670s, from notion of "insisting on fine points." Related: Punctually.