adjective Date: 15th century 1. occurring at other than the proper time ; untimely 2. not being in season 3. a. not normal for the season of the year <
unseasonable weather
b. marked by unseasonable weather <
an unseasonable summer
unseasonableness noununseasonably adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Unseasonable — Un*sea son*a*ble, a. Not seasonable; being, done, or occurring out of the proper season; ill timed; untimely; too early or too late; as, he called at an unseasonable hour; unseasonable advice; unseasonable frosts; unseasonable food. {Un*sea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unseasonable — unseasonable, unseasonal Any difference in meaning corresponding to that of the positive forms (see seasonable, seasonal) has become irreparably eroded, and the two words are both used to describe circumstances (especially weather conditions)… …   Modern English usage

  • unseasonable — [unsē′zən ə bəl] adj. 1. not usual for or appropriate to the season [unseasonable heat] 2. not in season [unseasonable seafood] 3. coming, said, etc. at the wrong time; untimely; inopportune unseasonableness n. unseasonably adv …   English World dictionary

  • unseasonable — index improper, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, inept (inappropriate), inopportune, premature, und …   Law dictionary

  • unseasonable — (adj.) mid 15c., inopportune, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SEASONABLE (Cf. seasonable). In reference to weather, not appropriate to the time of year, it is recorded from 1510s …   Etymology dictionary

  • unseasonable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of weather) unusual for the time of year. DERIVATIVES unseasonably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unseasonable — unseasonableness, n. unseasonably, adv. /un see zeuh neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not seasonable; being out of season; unseasonal: unseasonable weather. 2. not befitting the occasion; untimely; ill timed; inopportune; inappropriate: Their visits were… …   Universalium

  • unseasonable — adjective Not in accordance with the season. The snow in April was unseasonable. Ant: seasonable …   Wiktionary

  • unseasonable — adj. Unseasonable is used with these nouns: ↑weather …   Collocations dictionary

  • unseasonable — un|sea|son|a|ble [ ʌn siznəbl ] adjective FORMAL unseasonable weather is not the type of weather you expect in a particular season …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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