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Synonyms for punctual

Synonyms for punctual

occurring, acting, or performed exactly at the time appointed


Antonyms for punctual

acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed


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This over, Sir Matthew Pupker went on to say what must be his feelings on that great occasion, and what must be that occasion in the eyes of the world, and what must be the intelligence of his fellow-countrymen before him, and what must be the wealth and respectability of his honourable friends behind him, and lastly, what must be the importance to the wealth, the happiness, the comfort, the liberty, the very existence of a free and great people, of such an Institution as the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company!
It was with this object that a bill had been introduced into Parliament by their patriotic chairman Sir Matthew Pupker; it was this bill that they had met to support; it was the supporters of this bill who would confer undying brightness and splendour upon England, under the name of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company; he would add, with a capital of Five Millions, in five hundred thousand shares of ten pounds each.
And, after him, came the Scotch member, with various pleasant allusions to the probable amount of profits, which increased the good humour that the poetry had awakened; and all the speeches put together did exactly what they were intended to do, and established in the hearers' minds that there was no speculation so promising, or at the same time so praiseworthy, as the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
And it was a good thing for me I was punctual, I think.
A spokesman said: "We are unhappy with Network Rail's provision of reliable infrastructure we need to run punctual train services.
To be punctual countrywide services, such as Virgin, must arrive within ten minutes of schedule, while 'commuter' trains must be withing five minutes.
MANAMA: Gulf Air continues to make significant improvements to its operational efficiency and last month the airline was the most punctual carrier in the region.
UNDER-FIRE train operator First Great Western has the LEAST punctual service in Britain, it was revealed today.
Colin French, 35, factory worker, Hebburn: "I don't really know how punctual it is but it always seems clean and friendly so I think that's the main thing.
The company has promised a multi-million-pound investment in trains, stations and systems, a more punctual and reliable service and environmental improvements.
A total of seven per cent said: "Yes, they're reliable, punctual and effective", with 93 per cent saying: "No, they often run late and urgent improvement is needed.
1 in the US singles charts with You're Beautiful, barks: "I want to be part of the most punctual rock 'n' roll band in history.
Fast growing budget airline flybe claims it is now the most punctual airline operating services from from Birmingham International Airport to Belfast City.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair was the most punctual major airline in the second quarter of 2004.
MERSEYSIDE'S rail network provides one of the most punctual services in the country, according to newly released figures.