inopportune
adjective Etymology: Latin inopportunus, from in- + opportunus opportune Date: circa 1507 inconvenient, unseasonableinopportunely adverbinopportuneness noun

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  • Inopportune — In*op por*tune , a. [L. inopportunus: cf. F. inopportun. See {In } not, and {Opportune}.] Not opportune; inconvenient; unseasonable; as, an inopportune occurrence, remark, etc. [1913 Webster] No visit could have been more inopportune. T. Hook.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inopportune — I adjective at the wrong time, badly calculated, badly timed, ill chosen, ill seasoned, ill timed, inadvisable, inappropriate, inauspicious, inconvenient, inexpedient, inopportunus, malapropos, misjudged, mistimed, undesirable, unfavorable, unfit …   Law dictionary

  • inopportune — 1530s, from L.L. inopportunus unfitting, from in not + opportunus (see OPPORTUNE (Cf. opportune)). A rare word before 19c. Related: Inopportunely …   Etymology dictionary

  • inopportune — [adj] not appropriate or suitable contrary, disadvantageous, disturbing, illchosen, ill timed, inappropriate, inauspicious, inconvenient, malapropos, mistimed, troublesome, unfavorable, unfortunate, unpropitious, unseasonable, unsuitable,… …   New thesaurus

  • inopportune — [in äp΄ər to͞on′, in äp΄ərtyo͞on′] adj. [L inopportunus] not opportune; coming or happening at a poor time; not appropriate inopportunely adv. inopportuneness n …   English World dictionary

  • inopportune — ● inopportun, inopportune adjectif (latin inopportunus) Qui se présente à un moment qui ne convient pas : Une remarque inopportune. ● inopportun, inopportune (synonymes) adjectif (latin inopportunus) Qui se présente à un moment qui ne convient… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inopportune — in|op|por|tune [ınˈɔpətju:n US ˌına:pərˈtu:n] adj formal 1.) an inopportune moment or time is not suitable or good for something ≠ ↑opportune ▪ I m afraid you ve called at rather an inopportune moment . 2.) happening at an unsuitable or bad time… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inopportune — in|op|por|tune [ ın apər,tun ] adjective FORMAL an inopportune time or moment is not convenient, appropriate, or right: unwelcome guests who insist on turning up at the most inopportune times a. happening at a time that is not convenient,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inopportune — [[t]ɪnɒ̱pə(r)tjuːn, AM tu͟ːn[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as inopportune or if you say that it happens at an inopportune time, you mean that it happens at an unfortunate or unsuitable time, and causes trouble or embarrassment because …   English dictionary

  • inopportune — adjective formal 1 an inopportune moment or time is not suitable or good for something: I m afraid you ve called at rather an inopportune moment. 2 happening at an unsuitable or bad time: an inopportune visit inopportunely adverb inopportuneness… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inopportune — UK [ɪnˈɒpə(r)ˌtjuːn] / US [ɪnˈɑpərˌtun] adjective formal a) an inopportune time or moment is not convenient, suitable, or right unwelcome guests who insist on turning up at the most inopportune times b) happening at a time that is not convenient …   English dictionary

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