Adjective "punctual" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Happening or doing something at the agreed or proper time.
  1. 'In the report inspectors recognised the problems we have with poor accommodation and punctual starts to lessons arising from this.'
  2. 'Schools with best practices have teachers who are punctual, stay on after school hours to prepare for the next day's work and interact with students in a friendly manner.'
  3. 'Our trains are much more punctual and people are a lot happier, the old nickname seems to be gradually disappearing altogether.'
  4. 'I had some dealings with him, and to my amazement, he never agreed to a discount and was always punctual in meeting delivery deadlines.'
  5. 'I'm a very punctual person - I just can't stand being late for anything.'
  6. 'Martin is not the greatest of administrators, and he isn't punctual, but he doesn't bother about things like that.'
  7. 'Ragweed hay fever has a short, punctuated, and punctual season.'
  8. 'Shanghai began to use its new digital radar control system October 15, on its air route to Japan's Fukuoka, to guarantee the safety of flights and their punctual take-off and landing.'
  9. 'The local Reserve Defence Forces drawn from D-Company of the 10th infantry battalion, got the eagerly awaited parade off to a punctual start on the stoke of 2.30 pm.'
  10. 'He used be punctual for the rehearsals and I had to think a hundred times before telling him anything,’ said Farah.'
Denoting or relating to an action that takes place at a particular point in time.


    1. strictly observant of an appointed or regular time; not late; prompt.

    2. made, occurring, etc., at the scheduled or proper time: punctual payment.

    3. pertaining to or of the nature of a point.

    4. punctilious.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "students can be punctual in forms."

    "students can be punctual in attendances."

    "people can be punctual for assignations."

    "starts can be punctual."

    "launches can be punctual."

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    Late 17th century: from medieval Latin punctualis, from Latin punctum ‘a point’.