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punctuality

[puhngk-choo-al-i-tee] /ˌpʌŋk tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being punctual.
2.
strict observance in keeping engagements; promptness.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; punctual + -ity
Related forms
unpunctuality, noun
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Examples from the web for punctuality
  • For me nothing remains but to await with patience and fulfil with punctuality whatsoever may be ordered.
  • Safety continues to improve, and even punctuality is up.
  • We will miss your warmth and spirit, support and appreciation of family and friends, and unerring punctuality.
  • Defense lawyers and prosecutors knew him as a stickler for punctuality who was direct and to the point.
  • Tensions between vacationers may be created by differences in sleeping, eating and punctuality habits.
  • Yet, commuters strangely keep complaining about bad punctuality.
  • First punctuality was all but eliminated, then food, then the pillows and blankets.
  • The judge is a stickler for protocol and punctuality.
  • The crew would be waiting for me in the lobby, and my punctuality signaled not only my prestige but also my discipline.
  • They comment and complete each other with unfailing punctuality.
Word Origin and History for punctuality
n.

"exactness," 1610s; see punctual + -ity. Meaning "promptness" is from 1777.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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