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punctual

Saltos de línea: punc|tual
Pronunciación: /ˈpʌŋ(k)tʃʊəl
 
, -tjʊəl/

Definición de punctual en inglés:

adjetivo

1Happening or doing something at the agreed or proper time: he’s the sort of man who’s always punctual
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • While they are super-fast, comfortable, punctual and convenient, the Shinkansen trains are not cheap.
  • I had some dealings with him, and to my amazement, he never agreed to a discount and was always punctual in meeting delivery deadlines.
  • Ragweed hay fever has a short, punctuated, and punctual season.
2 Grammar Denoting or relating to an action that takes place at a particular point in time. Contrasted with durative.
Sinónimos
on time, prompt, to/on schedule, in good time, in time, when expected, timely, well timed
informal on the dot
British informal bang/spot on time

Origen

late 17th century: from medieval Latin punctualis, from Latin punctum 'a point'.

Derivados

punctuality

1
Pronunciación: /-ˈalɪti/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • The firm will initially use the upgraded lines to improve punctuality, with delayed trains being able to speed up to meet the existing timetable.
  • The Strategic Rail Authority was set up to meet targets for growth in passenger numbers and improvements in punctuality.
  • McLean hoots again as she tells the story of how she had come over all grande dame and lectured her younger colleagues about the importance of punctuality.

Words that rhyme with punctual

mutualvirtualcasual

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