Simple Definition of inopportune
: not suitable or right for a particular situation
: done or happening at the wrong time
Examples of inopportune
He always shows up at the most inopportune times.
an inopportune sale of stocks
Origin of inopportune
Latin inopportunus, from in- + opportunus opportune
First Known Use: circa 1507
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up inopportune? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).