unpunctual or impunctual?

  • ctos

    Senior Member
    USA
    Aunque es correcto suena raro, "unpunctual". (De hecho, los primeros resultados en Google son definiciones o chistes/escritos extraños.) Recomiendo "less than punctual" o "far from punctual" o "not punctual" por usos sociales y cotidianos y hasta por traducciones. Claro, sin conocer el contexto pues no puedo sugerir con precisión...
     

    GenJen54

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    I agree with JLanguage on both counts, but would also contend that neither one is really used regularly in everyday speech. Most people - at least in AE - would say "late." Teachers tend to use "tardy."
     

    elroy

    Moderator: EHL, Arabic, Hebrew, German(-Spanish)
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    Neither is something I'd imagine myself saying. If anything, I'd say "not punctual."
     

    nmuscatine

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    I agree with elroy, I would say "not punctual" and I don't think that I have ever said "impunctual" or "unpunctual" in my life. (I'm a native AE speaker.)
     
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