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Definitions for punctual
ˈpʌŋk tʃu əlpunc·tu·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. punctualadjective

    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"


  1. punctualadjective

    prompt or on time

  2. punctualadjective

    Existing as a point or series of points

  3. punctualadjective

    Expressing momentary action that has no duration

Webster Dictionary

  1. Punctualadjective

    consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended

    Etymology: [F. ponctuel (cf. Sp. puntual, It. puntuale), from L. punctum point. See Point.]

  2. Punctualadjective

    observant of nice points; punctilious; precise

    Etymology: [F. ponctuel (cf. Sp. puntual, It. puntuale), from L. punctum point. See Point.]

  3. Punctualadjective

    appearing or done at, or adhering exactly to, a regular or an appointed time; precise; prompt; as, a punctual man; a punctual payment

    Etymology: [F. ponctuel (cf. Sp. puntual, It. puntuale), from L. punctum point. See Point.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Punctual

    pungk′tū-al, adj. of or pertaining to a point: observant of nice points: punctilious: exact in keeping time and appointments: done at the exact time.—ns. Punc′tualist; Punctual′ity, quality or state of being punctual: the keeping of the exact time of an appointment: exactness.—adv. Punc′tually.—n. Punc′tualness. [Fr. ponctuelpunctum, a point.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of punctual in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of punctual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of punctual in a Sentence

  1. Franklin P. Jones:

    The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Anyone who professes to be an ideal leader or a true leader has to be selfless, accountable, transparent, principled, inspiring, punctual, humble, responsible and responsive all-round and at all times. -Emeasoba George

  3. Esteban Gottfried:

    The building is in a process of becoming a hub for social, cultural and spiritual events, including - but not exclusively - Jewish studies, and Shabbat and Holidays celebrations such as our Musical Kabbalot Shabbat, for now, it was a punctual collaboration that Beit Tefilah Israeli was hosted at the place. The social entrepreneurs behind this are just at the beginning of setting the content of the future Center.

  4. C. C. Colton:

    The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    The willingness to give others a listening ear will automatically make you teacheable and make them your teachers. Listen up, you ought to be teacheable if you've been unteacheable all these while. Because, the more you think you know, the more you will realize that you know less than you even thought that you knew. Besides, no human is an island of itself. So, you are expected to be punctual and humble in order to learn something new from someone else or others.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. reassuring
    • B. witless
    • C. blistering
    • D. abrupt

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