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inopportune

adjective in·op·por·tune \(ˌ)in-ˌä-pər-ˈtün, -ˈtyün\

: not suitable or right for a particular situation

: done or happening at the wrong time

Full Definition of INOPPORTUNE

in·op·por·tune·ly adverb
in·op·por·tune·ness \-ˈt(y)ün-nəs\ noun

Examples of INOPPORTUNE

  1. He always shows up at the most inopportune times.
  2. an inopportune sale of stocks

Origin of INOPPORTUNE

Latin inopportunus, from in- + opportunus opportune
First Known Use: circa 1507
INOPPORTUNE Defined for Kids

inopportune

adjective in·op·por·tune \in-ˌä-pər-ˈtün, -ˈtyün\

Definition of INOPPORTUNE for Kids

:  inconvenient <She always calls at the most inopportune time.>

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