Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Lack of opportuneness; unseasonableness.

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

  • noun rare Lack of opportunity; unseasonableness; inconvenience.

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

  • noun dated Lack of opportunity; unseasonableness; inconvenience.

Etymologies

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in- +‎ opportunity

Examples

  • After all, Re has the last word on advising the Pope and could have pointed out the inopportunity of retiring Cardoso at this time.

    More on the Recife Case: Archbishop of Olinda and Recife threatens a canonical denunciation against Archbishop Rino Fisichella

  • It was an inopportunity, or there -- that ` s all I can say.

    CNN Transcript Sep 10, 2008

  • CINDY ANTHONY: It was an inopportunity (SIC), or there -- is all I can say.

    CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2008

  • ROOSEVELT: I think that congressman Wexler deserves a inopportunity to respond to the statement.

    CNN Transcript May 31, 2008

  • It was an inopportunity or there -- is all I could say.

    CNN Transcript Aug 5, 2008

  • I knew well that I risked death; for any drug that so potently controlled and shook the very fortress of identity, might by the least scruple of an overdose or at the least inopportunity in the moment of exhibition, utterly blot out that immaterial tabernacle which I looked to it to change.

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  • The absence of Sir Thomas had intensified her feelings in the matter, and seeing Manners leading Dorothy out of the sick man's chamber with his arm interlinked with hers, it had goaded her to such a frenzy that, regardless of the inopportunity of the time, she had proceeded straightway to Sir George and Lady Maude and had laid the matter before them in a most unfavourable light.

    Heiress of Haddon

  • I knew well that I risked death; for any drug that so potently controlled and shook the very fortress of identity, might by the least scruple of an overdose or at the least inopportunity in the moment of exhibition, utterly blot out that immaterial tabernacle which I looked to it to change.

    Henry Jekyll’s Full Statement of the Case

  • The too reminiscent letter had come with the inopportunity of destiny.

    V. V.'s Eyes

  • I knew well that I risked death; for any drug that so potently controlled and shook the very fortress of identity, might, by the least scruple of an overdose or at the least inopportunity in the moment of exhibition, utterly blot out that immaterial tabernacle which I looked to it to change.

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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