Ill-timed
Ill-timed Ill"-timed`, a. Done, attempted, or said, at an unsuitable or unpropitious time; occurring at an inappropriate time; as, an ill-timed intervention.

Syn: ill timed(predicate), inappropriate, unseasonable, untimely, wrong, poorly timed, badly timed. [1913 Webster]


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  • ill-timed — index improper, inapposite, inapt, inauspicious, inept (inappropriate), inopportune, premature, u …   Law dictionary

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  • ill-timed — adjective badly timed an ill timed intervention you think my intrusion unseasonable an untimely remark it was the wrong moment for a joke • Syn: ↑unseasonable, ↑untimely, ↑wrong …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-timed — adjective happening, done, or said at the wrong time: His remarks are ill timed and inappropriate …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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