I adjective accurate, ad tempus advenire, attentive, conscientious, dependable, diligent, early, exact, exacting, expeditious, fussy, meticulous, minutely correct, never late, on schedule, on time, precise, prompt, properly timed, ready, regular, scrupulous, seasonable, steady, strict, systematic, timed, timely, well-timed II index exact, expeditious, instant, precise, prompt

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  • punctual — PUNCTUÁL, Ă, punctuali, e, adj. 1. (Despre oameni) Care este exact, care respectă întocmai termenul sau momentul fixat. ♦ (Adverbial) La timp, cu punctualitate. 2. (Despre verbe) Care arată că acţiunea se petrece într un singur moment. [pr.: tu… …   Dicționar Român

  • Punctual — Punc tu*al, a. [F. ponctuel (cf. Sp. puntual, It. puntuale), from L. punctum point. See {Point}.] 1. Consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended. [R.] This punctual spot. Milton. [1913 Webster] The theory of the punctual existence of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • punctual — punc‧tu‧al [ˈpʌŋktʆuəl] adjective arriving, happening, or being done at exactly the time that was arranged: • She s always very punctual for her appointments. punctually adverb : • The court session started punctually at 9:00 am. * * * punctual… …   Financial and business terms

  • punctual — c.1400, from M.L. punctualis (early 13c.), from L. punctus a pricking (see POINT (Cf. point)). Originally having a sharp point; meaning prompt first recorded 1670s, from notion of insisting on fine points …   Etymology dictionary

  • punctual — punctilious, meticulous, scrupulous, Careful Analogous words: *quick, prompt, ready: precise, Correct, nice, right …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • punctual — [adj] on time accurate, careful, conscientious, conscionable, constant, cyclic, dependable, early, exact, expeditious, fussy, heedful, in good time*, meticulous, on schedule, on the button*, on the dot*, on the nose*, painstaking, particular,… …   New thesaurus

  • punctual — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ happening or keeping to the appointed time. DERIVATIVES punctuality noun punctually adverb. ORIGIN Latin punctualis, from punctum a point …   English terms dictionary

  • punctual — [puŋk′cho͞o əl] adj. [ME < ML punctualis < L punctus, a POINT] 1. of, like, or drawn into a single point 2. carefully observant of an appointed time; on time; prompt 3. archaic var. of PUNCTILIOUS punctuality [puŋk′cho͞oal′ə tē] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • punctual — 01. He was always very [punctual], so we knew something was wrong when he still hadn t shown up ten minutes into the meeting. 02. As your teacher, I expect you to be in class every day, and I expect you to be [punctual]. The class starts at 8:30 …   Grammatical examples in English

  • punctual — adj. punctual in (punctual in paying one s rent) * * * [ pʌŋktʃʊəl] punctual in (punctual in paying one s rent) …   Combinatory dictionary

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