American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Inappropriate or ill-timed; not opportune.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not opportune; inconvenient; unseasonable; unsuitable; inappropriate; unfit.
- Synonyms Untimely, ill-timed, malapropos.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not opportune; inconvenient; unseasonable.
- adj. not opportune
- in- + opportune. (Wiktionary)
“We competed well tonight but we turned the ball over in inopportune times," Magic coach Johnny Davis said.”
“His presence in Miss Moore's house at a time so inopportune is unexplained.”
“I’m sure every person on this earth has at one time or another experienced a moment of discomfort even in inopportune moments in public.”
“Sir Granite had returned most unexpectedly, at a moment that could best be described as inopportune.”
“Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega has said that relations between Britain and Spain "are those of allies and friendly nations", but she said Spain considered the visit "inopportune".”
“He moved that the petition should be referred to the consideration 'of a committee'; but Pitt, in spite of his own measure on the subject in 1785, was now lukewarm about Reform, and accordingly opposed as 'inopportune' such an inquiry.”
“In a statement, the royal palace called a political crisis "inopportune".”
“Citigroup cut its losses on a similar trade after deciding its timing had been "inopportune," strategists Todd Elmer in New York and Michael Hart in London wrote in a March 25 note.”
“Govt calls Fiat temporary plant shutdown 'inopportune' as it moves on scrapping incentives”
“April 18, 2010 (KHARTOUM) - The South African government this week expressed dissatisfaction with what it described as a rush on the part of Sudan to hold elections at an "inopportune" time.”
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