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inopportuneness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being inopportune.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or quality of being inopportune.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of occurring at an inconvenient time

Etymologies

inopportune +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Thus, “they” insisted on the “theoretical” character of this decision, on its inopportuneness … “they” explained that the motu proprio was the dream of an old man completely out of rhythm with the Church of his time… Moreover, the same “they” explained without a blush that in France the liturgical reform had been well digested and that for a long time now the parishes have had no liturgical problems.

    Two Years after Summorum Pontificum: The Situation in France

  • She tried not to say more about it, as though she suddenly realized the inopportuneness of her last words.

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis) from the Spanish of Vincente Blasco Ibanez; authorized translation by Charlotte Brewster Jordan.

  • It perplexed, as well as shocked her, by the irreverent inopportuneness of the occasions that brought it into vivid action.

    V. Hester at Her Needle

  • {133} And unless the Council of Areopagus had taken notice of the matter, and, seeing the inopportuneness of the ignorance which you had shown, had made a further search for the man, and arrested him, and brought him before you again, a man of that character would have been snatched out of your hands, and would have evaded punishment, and been sent out of the country by this pompous orator.

    The Public Orations of Demosthenes, volume 2

  • All the great newspapers have insisted upon the inopportuneness of the démarche of William II.

    Foreign Words.

  • The Hopper was fully aware of the inopportuneness of his transgressions, but not to the point of encouraging his wife to abuse him.

    A Reversible Santa Claus

  • When the sad news reached Rome, not only was the loss of the man severely felt, but also the inopportuneness of the time when it occurred.

    The History of Rome, Vol. II

  • This was news worth hearing, and I forgave the L.C.P. the inopportuneness of her interruption with Nell.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • It was the first time that Varick had come to the house, and the surprise of seeing him, combined with the singular inopportuneness of his arrival, gave a new edge to Waythorn's blunted sensibilities.

    The Descent of Man and Other Stories

  • With his wonted zeal and eloquence, he urged the inopportuneness of such a measure when 40,000 British troops were holding down Ireland, and he denied the competence either of the British or Irish Parliament to decide on it.

    William Pitt and the Great War

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