un·​punc·​tu·​al ˌən-ˈpəŋk-chə-wəl How to pronounce unpunctual (audio)
: not punctual : late or habitually late
an unpunctual person

Examples of unpunctual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At first light, muttering insults against all unpunctual men, the 46-year-old divorced woman and her son pushed out into the unknown. Scott Harrison, latimes.com, 7 Mar. 2018 The government is happy to have our unpunctual but deportable bodies. Héctor Tobar, Slate Magazine, 24 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1737, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unpunctual was in 1737

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“Unpunctual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpunctual. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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