inopportune

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

Definition of inopportune

inopportunely

adverb

inopportuneness

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Examples of inopportune in a sentence

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

  2. an inopportune sale of stocks

Origin and Etymology of inopportune

Latin inopportunus, from in- + opportunus opportune


First Known Use: circa 1507


INOPPORTUNE Defined for English Language Learners

inopportune

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

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

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

Definition of inopportune for Students

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



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