Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unseasonable; untimely.

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

  • adjective obsolete Out of season; untimely.

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

  • adjective Untimely, happening at an inappropriate moment.

Etymologies

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From Latin intempestīvus, from in- + tempestīvus ("seasonable").

Examples

  • It claims to have Michel Foucault as one of its "friends," and states that "it's time to free her eminence Judith Butler from intempestive, systematic and unappropriate quotations, misunderstanding and misinterpreting discourses. let's set Judith free. now."

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Multi intempestive ab haemorrhoidibus curati, melancholia corrupti sunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [676] Luxus funerum shall be taken away, that intempestive expense moderated, and many others.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [6249] Levinus Lemnius reckons up three things which generally disturb the peace of marriage: the first is when they marry intempestive or unseasonably, as many mortal men marry precipitately and inconsiderately, when they are effete and old: the second when they marry unequally for fortunes and birth: the third, when a sick impotent person weds one that is sound, novae nuptae spes frustratur: many dislikes instantly follow.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • He would have some discreet men to dissuade them, after the fury of passion is a little spent, or by absence allayed; for it is as intempestive at first, to give counsel, as to comfort parents when their children are in that instant departed; to no purpose to prescribe narcotics, cordials, nectarines, potions,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Aucune inquietude ni des parents (notre Pinku ne fout rien normal c un gros fainéant), ni du medecin 'tu es jeune c pour ca que tu besoin de beaucoup de sommeil' tout ca malgres les plainte intempestive du Pinku ... mais on s'en fout de c'que tu dis gros molasson!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • The middle classes were spending the greater part of their time in devising methods by which the exorbitant and intempestive demands of the collectors could be either evaded or, more rarely, complied with.

    First and Last

  • You promised upon a thousand occasions to pay your share of the interest for ever, and now like a defaulter you abandon your post and destroy half the revenue of our firm by one intempestive and thoughtless act!

    On Nothing and Kindred Subjects

  • I felt that Marjorie might overdo it: also that Conky, who loved the sound of his voice, might be tempted to soothe the old man with intempestive gusts of song.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, April 12, 1916

  • Not the former; for our divines teach, (357) that _scandalum datum_ riseth sometimes, _ex facto in se adiaphoro_, when it is done _intempestive, contra charitatis regulam_.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

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  • Unseasonable; untimely; inopportune. (from Phrontistery)

    May 24, 2008