Definition of opportune
- an opportune moment
- the legal authorities helped by the opportune use of their powers of arrest
- —T. E. Vedney
- an opportune offer of assistance
- The book's publication is opportune.
There isn't a more opportune time to invest in the stock market.
an opportune rain shower gave them an excuse to leave the outdoor concert early
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: suitable or right for a particular situation
: done or happening at the right time
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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