Untimely Un*time"ly, adv. Out of the natural or usual time; inopportunely; prematurely; unseasonably. ``Let them know . . . what's untimely done.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Untimely — Un*time ly, a. Not timely; done or happening at an unnatural, unusual, or improper time; unseasonable; premature; inopportune; as, untimely frosts; untimely remarks; an untimely death. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • untimely — un·time·ly /ˌən tīm lē/ adj: not timely; esp: not made or filed within a period of time specified by procedural rule an untimely petition un·time·li·ness n untimely adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • untimely — [un tīm′lē] adj. 1. coming, said, done, etc. before the usual or expected time; premature [to come to an untimely end] 2. coming, said, done, etc. at the wrong time; poorly timed; inopportune adv. 1. prematurely 2. inopportunely untimeliness n …   English World dictionary

  • untimely — 1530s, coming before the proper or usual time, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + TIMELY (Cf. timely). Cf. M.Dan. utimelig, of weather, etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • untimely — *premature, forward, advanced, precocious Analogous words: *immature, unmatured, unripe, unmellow Antonyms: timely Contrasted words: *seasonable, opportune, well timed, pat …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • untimely — [adj] inappropriate a bit previous*, abortive, anachronistic, awkward, badly timed, bright and early*, disagreeable, early, early bird*, early on, ill timed, improper, inauspicious, inconvenient, inexpedient, inopportune, intrusive, malapropos,… …   New thesaurus

  • untimely — ► ADJECTIVE 1) happening or done at an unsuitable time; inappropriate. 2) (of a death or end) happening too soon or sooner than normal. DERIVATIVES untimeliness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • untimely — [[t]ʌnta͟ɪmli[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe an event as untimely, you mean that it happened earlier than it should, or sooner than you expected. His mother s untimely death had a catastrophic effect on him... Her untimely return could… …   English dictionary

  • untimely — I. adverb Date: 13th century 1. at an inopportune time ; unseasonably 2. before the due, natural, or proper time ; prematurely < went untimely to the grave > II. adjective Date: 13th century 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • untimely — un|time|ly [ʌnˈtaımli] adj 1.) happening too soon or sooner than you expected ▪ the untimely death of a popular local man ▪ The announcement brought the meeting to an untimely end . 2.) not suitable for a particular occasion or time ▪ an untimely …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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