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Wordnet 3.0


1. acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed;
- Example: "she expected guests to be punctual at meals"
- Example: "he is not a particularly punctual person"
- Example: "punctual payment"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 soul. -- Krauth. [1913 Webster] 2. Observant of nice points; punctilious; precise. [1913 Webster] Punctual to tediousness in all that he relates. -- Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] So much on punctual niceties they stand. --C. Pitt. [1913 Webster] 3. Appearing or done at, or adhering exactly to, a regular or an appointed time; precise; prompt; as, a punctual man; a punctual payment. "The race of the undeviating and punctual sun." --Cowper. [1913 Webster] These sharp strokes [of a pendulum], with their inexorably steady intersections, so agree with our successive thoughts that they seem like the punctual stops counting off our very souls into the past. -- J. Martineau. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

punctual adj 1: acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed; "she expected guests to be punctual at meals"; "he is not a particularly punctual person"; "punctual payment" [ant: unpunctual]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "punctual": accurate, active, alert, apt, attentive, careful, close, compliant, conforming, conscientious, conscionable, constant, correct, critical, decisive, delicate, demanding, detailed, devoted, devout, duteous, dutiful, exact, exacting, exigent, expeditious, exquisite, faithful, fastidious, fine, finical, finicking, finicky, fussy, heedful, immediate, instant, instantaneous, loyal, meticulous, mindful, minute, narrow, nice, observant, on the dot, on time, overconscientious, overscrupulous, painstaking, particular, practicing, precise, precisianistic, precisionistic, prompt, punctilious, quick, ready, refined, regardful, religious, rigid, rigorous, scrupulous, scrutinizing, speedy, strict, subtle, summary, swift, tender-conscienced, timely, true