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opportune

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

Simple Definition of opportune

  • : suitable or right for a particular situation

  • : done or happening at the right time

Full Definition of opportune

  1. 1 :  suitable or convenient for a particular occurrence <an opportune moment>

  2. 2 :  occurring at an appropriate time <an opportune offer of assistance>

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

Examples of opportune

  1. There isn't a more opportune time to invest in the stock market.

  2. <an opportune rain shower gave them an excuse to leave the outdoor concert early>



Origin of opportune

Middle English, from Middle French opportun, from Latin opportunus, from ob- toward + portus port, harbor — more at ob-, ford


First Known Use: 15th century



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