unpunctual

adjective
un·​punc·​tu·​al | \ ˌən-ˈpəŋk-chə-wəl How to pronounce unpunctual (audio) , -chəl \

Definition of unpunctual

: not punctual : late or habitually late an unpunctual person

Other Words from unpunctual

unpunctuality \ ˌən-​ˌpəŋk-​chə-​ˈwa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce unpunctual (audio) \ noun

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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First Known Use of unpunctual

1737, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpunctual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpunctual. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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