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Synonyms and Antonyms of punctuality

  1. the quality or habit of arriving or being ready on time <our boss is a real stickler for punctuality—he expects everyone to be at their desk by nine o'clock> Synonyms promptness, promptitude, timelinessRelated Words alacrity, aptness, quickness, readiness, willingness; earliness, prematurityNear Antonyms belatedness, lateness; slownessAntonyms tardiness, unpunctuality

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