Origin of punctual
Related Words for unpunctualuneven, intermittent, capricious, unreliable, sporadic, jerky, erratic, slow, last-minute, unpaid, tardy, delinquent, belated, outstanding, tedious, stiff, gradual, tame, stagnant, low
Examples from the Web for unpunctual
Historical Examples of unpunctual
What a disgraceful thing it was for the Lilac to be so unpunctual.Seven Little People and their Friends
Horace Elisha Scudder
But Lucy at last was unpunctual in her visits to the Wilderness.
It's odd that even at your father's funeral you should be so unpunctual.Crime and Punishment
Poets are dreamy and unpractical and unpunctual—it's their nature.
But of all men alive Dolly Longstaff was the most unpunctual.The Duke's Children
Word Origin for punctual
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.