Share this entry

Share this page

unpunctual

Line breaks: un|punc¦tual
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈpʌŋ(k)tʃʊəl
 
, -tjʊəl/

Definition of unpunctual in English:

adjective

Not happening or doing something at the agreed or proper time: the trains into Tbilisi were notoriously unpunctual
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Derivatives

unpunctuality

1
Pronunciation: /-tjʊˈalɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • In primary schools, 62% of teachers now report unpunctuality occurring at least once a week, compared with 56% in 1996.
  • In reality, most small security firms limit the concept of employee evaluation to an audit of unpunctuality and absenteeism.
  • What often goes unnoticed is the inconvenience caused to others because of the Ministers' unpunctuality.

Definition of unpunctual in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful