Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Inappropriate or ill-timed; not opportune.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not opportune; inconvenient; unseasonable; unsuitable; inappropriate; unfit.
  • Synonyms Untimely, ill-timed, malapropos.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not opportune; inconvenient; unseasonable

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective unsuitable for some particular purpose
  • adjective at an inconvenient or inappropriate time

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

  • adjective not opportune

Etymologies

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in- +‎ opportune.

Examples

  • "We competed well tonight but we turned the ball over in inopportune times," Magic coach Johnny Davis said.

    USATODAY.com

  • His presence in Miss Moore's house at a time so inopportune is unexplained.

    The Filigree Ball

  • 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.

    Chris Martin Rolling Stone Magazine Interview June 2008

  • Sir Granite had returned most unexpectedly, at a moment that could best be described as inopportune.

    Sir Apropos of Nothing

  • Sir Granite had returned most unexpectedly, at a moment that could best be described as inopportune.

    Sir Apropos of Nothing

  • Sir Granite had returned most unexpectedly, at a moment that could best be described as inopportune.

    Sir Apropos of Nothing

  • 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".

    Well, diddums

  • 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.

    Lord John Russell

  • In a statement, the royal palace called a political crisis "inopportune".

    Free Internet Press

  • 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.

    BusinessWeek.com --

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