: done or happening at a time that is not good or suitable
an ill-timed question
The movie's release was ill-timed.

Examples of ill-timed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zaslav’s stance on the NBA was ill-timed, as the demand for live sports escalated in recent years. Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2024 Critics have said the measure is ill-timed because residents already face inflation, high housing costs and rising energy bills. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 June 2024 Critiques have included some saying the trips are wasteful or ill-timed given economic conditions, some social media users citing some influencers as not being very familiar with Tarte’s product lines. Charles Taylor, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Some critics said the crackdown is ill-timed because the city is removing on-street parking spaces in some areas to install bike lanes. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Oct. 2023 His scheme, however, proves ill-timed at a moment when Pontius Pilate (James McAvoy) and the Roman army are taking a hard line against miracle-workers, genuine or otherwise. Guy Lodge, Variety, 12 Oct. 2023 In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger called the actors’ demands unrealistic and ill-timed. Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2023 The hit to household budgets is ill-timed for the overall economy, Jefferies says, because the United States is widely believed to be on the brink of a recession. Collin Binkley, Chicago Tribune, 9 June 2023 Their latest dispute is ill-timed, ahead of a Group of Seven meeting in Japan where Western allies are seeking to present a common stance on China and the war in Ukraine. Ania Nussbaum,, 4 May 2023

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“Ill-timed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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