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inopportune

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

Simple Definition of inopportune

  • : 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 play \-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



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