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unseasonableness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being unseasonable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or state of being unseasonable.

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

  • n. being at an inappropriate time

Etymologies

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unseasonable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • "unseasonableness" of the weather, finding responses few and absently given, relapsed into silence.

    Mary-'Gusta

  • I could not give any connected detail yesterday; but the suddenness, and, in one light, the unseasonableness with which the affair burst out, needs explanation; for though the event of the 26th ult., as you will conclude, immediately opened to me the happiest prospects, I should not have presumed on such early measures, but from the very particular circumstances, which left me not an hour to lose.

    Emma

  • And though he was a senator, yet, thinking that one of the least of his excellences, he valued himself more upon a sort of cynical liberty of speaking what he pleased, which sometimes, indeed, did away with the rudeness and unseasonableness of his addresses with those that would interpret it in jest.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • A national literature must negotiate geographical and social divides in the manner depicted in that phrase "a letter [sent] to Maple Grove by one lady, to Ireland by another"; it is by definition susceptible to the same problems of unseasonableness and irrelevancy that make Mr. Weston's conundrum about the letters of perfection so mal à propos.

    Social Theory at Box Hill: Acts of Union

  • I could not give any connected detail yesterday; but the suddenness, and, in one light, the unseasonableness with which the affair burst out, needs explanation; for though the event of the 26th ult., as you will conclude, immediately opened to me the happiest prospects,

    Emma

  • The first comprehends a desire for delicate foods, flavor, and novelty because of expense or unseasonableness, exquisite preparation, or a desire for unnecessary variety.

    Savoring The Past

  • Would you forbear sermons and sacraments so many years on pretense of unseasonableness?

    The Reformed Pastor

  • Was there no call in the great unseasonableness of the year?

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Wherefore the hindrance by rot is rather to be ascribed to the unseasonableness and moisture of the weather in summer, also their licking in of mildews, gossamire, rowtie fogs, and rank grass, full of superfluous juice, but especially

    Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)

  • All through his life James was characterised by a singular unseasonableness in his activity.

    Andrew Melville Famous Scots Series

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