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1untimely

adverb un·time·ly \ˌən-ˈtīm-lē\

Definition of UNTIMELY

1
:  at an inopportune time :  unseasonably
2
:  before the due, natural, or proper time :  prematurely <went untimely to the grave>

First Known Use of UNTIMELY

13th century

Rhymes with UNTIMELY

2untimely

adjective

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

First Known Use of UNTIMELY

13th century

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