from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Done or occurring at an inappropriate time; untimely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Occurring at an unfavourable or inappropriate time; untimely
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Done, attempted, or said, at an unsuitable or unpropitious time; occurring at an inappropriate time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not at a suitable time; unseasonable; inopportune.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. badly timed
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called on NATO allies and other nations with troops in Afghanistan not to make what he called "ill-timed, precipitous, or uncoordinated" withdrawals after the United States begins its gradual drawdown in July.
He has said he would limit himself to teaching if he returned, and his spokeswoman rejected the notion his return would be ill-timed.
Or the purposely ill-timed Spirit Airlines ads about oil on the beaches of the Gulf Coast?
Still, critics used the ill-timed trip as evidence of Alliot-Marie's cozy relations with Ben Ali and suggested that was why she was slow to speak out in support of anti-government protesters.
And all of these, as we know, come with a hefty price tag -- ill-timed as we continue to see stagnant job growth and unemployment numbers.
The German government injected €18.2 billion the bank at the height of the financial crisis, when Commerzbank got deep in the red due to an ill-timed acquisition of Dresdner Bank.
As a result of his statements, his self-aggrandizing fiction, and his spectacularly ill-timed hearings, King's relationship with the Muslim community has precipitously declined.
Yet, a closer look at that deal reveals that it was undermined by factors unrelated to the auction, including a deteriorating technology market, a badly conducted pre-IPO "roadshow" and an ill-timed Playboy interview by Google's founders that irked regulators.
Are we sure this wasn't an ill-timed training exercise?
Some critics claim the proposal is ill-timed because last year's Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law told the Securities and Exchange Commission to come up with a comprehensive fiduciary standard to cover financial advisers and brokers.
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