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untimely

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adverb un·time·ly \ˌən-ˈtīm-lē\

Definition of untimely

  1. 1 :  at an inopportune time :  unseasonably

  2. 2 :  before the due, natural, or proper time :  prematurely <went untimely to the grave>



13th Century

First Known Use of untimely

13th century

Rhymes with untimely


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untimely

adjective un·time·ly

Simple Definition of untimely

  • : happening or done sooner than you expect : occurring before the proper or right time

  • : happening or done at a time that is not suitable or appropriate

Full Definition of untimely

  1. 1 :  inopportune, unseasonable <an untimely joke> <untimely frost>

  2. 2 :  occurring or done before the due, natural, or proper time :  too early :  premature <an untimely death>

un·time·li·ness noun

Examples of untimely

  1. <the untimely arrival of our guests caught us by surprise>



13th Century

First Known Use of untimely

13th century


UNTIMELY Defined for Kids

untimely

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adjective un·time·ly \ˌən-ˈtīm-lē\

Definition of untimely

  1. 1 :  happening or done before the expected, natural, or proper time <The game came to an untimely end.>

  2. 2 :  coming at the wrong time <an untimely joke>





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