Definition of unpunctual in English:



  • Not happening or doing something at the agreed or proper time.

    ‘the trains into Tbilisi were notoriously unpunctual’
    • ‘Trains are dirty, unpunctual and (if travelling at peak time) I sometimes get a seat.’
    • ‘He was usually unpunctual, since Rick was one of those people who liked to show up fashionably late so all the attention could be showered on him as he made his grand entrance.’
    • ‘No American should need me to tell them about Amtrak and residents of Australia's largest city are almost beyond frustration with their dangerous and unpunctual trains too.’
    • ‘Film stars are notorious for being unreliable, unpunctual, and full of themselves.’
    • ‘Whoever is unpunctual deserves that other people should reprove him for being unpunctual.’
    • ‘Habitually unpunctual, he seldom arrived at his office before 1 p.m., but then stayed late, writing heavily annotated letters of recommendation that turned many customers into friends.’
    • ‘Insufficient or unpunctual transportation is an economic weakness; chaotic traffic reduces people's quality of life.’
    • ‘Why get riled if this week's citizens are aggravatingly unreliable or irritatingly unpunctual?’
    • ‘As a result of this, clients perceived Spoornet as being unpunctual, inflexible and costly.’
    • ‘You should write to the unpunctual employee, explaining your concerns about his time-keeping, giving the dates and details of his lateness and asking him to attend a meeting.’
    • ‘Despite her classic feminine behaviour, forgetful, clumsy, unpunctual and indecisive, she succeeds in her quest to find Susan (Madonna).’
    • ‘He contradicts himself constantly, is temperamental, unpunctual, disorganized and is surrounded by yes-men, he said. " But he does not have a structured mind " with a grand plan to do a Cuban-styled revolution, he added.’
    inconsistent, unsteady, uneven, shaky, fitful, patchy, variable, varying, changeable, changing, ever-changing, on-and-off, off-and-on, inconstant, erratic, haphazard, unstable, unsettled, spasmodic, sporadic, episodic, intermittent, occasional, wavering, fluctuating, aperiodic, unsystematic, unmethodical, capricious
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