inopportune

adjective in·op·por·tune \ (ˌ)in-ˌä-pər-ˈtün , -ˈtyün \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of inopportune

inopportunely

adverb

inopportuneness

play \(ˌ)in-ˌä-pər-ˈt(y)ün-nəs\ noun

Examples of inopportune in a Sentence

  1. He always shows up at the most inopportune times.

  2. an inopportune sale of stocks

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Origin and Etymology of inopportune

Latin inopportunus, from in- + opportunus opportune


INOPPORTUNE Defined for English Language Learners

inopportune

Definition of inopportune for English Language Learners

  • : not suitable or right for a particular situation

  • : done or happening at the wrong time


INOPPORTUNE Defined for Kids

inopportune

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

Definition of inopportune for Students

: inconvenient
  • She always calls at the most inopportune time.


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