sea·​son·​able | \ˈsēz-nə-bəl, ˈsē-zᵊn-ə-bəl\

Definition of seasonable 

1 : suitable to the season or circumstances : timely a seasonable frost

2 : occurring in good or proper time : opportune a seasonable time for discussion

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Other Words from seasonable

seasonableness noun
seasonably \ ˈsēz-​nə-​blē , ˈsē-​zᵊn-​ə-​blē \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for seasonable


opportune, timely, well-timed


inopportune, unseasonable, untimely

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Examples of seasonable in a Sentence

We've been having seasonable weather. seasonable advice is more likely to be listened to

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Forecasters said there’s a chance for a few showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night, and then mainly dry weather and seasonable temperatures will return for the rest of the week. Emily Sweeney,, "Monday will be sunny and hot," 9 July 2018 Pleasant, seasonable weather is on the horizon from today through Thursday, according to forecasters. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Scorching heat could reach metro Detroit by week's end," 25 June 2018 The first few days this week will feature varying amounts of sunshine, seasonable temperatures and comfortable humidity. Gary Lessor,, "Beginning Of Week To Have On-And-Off Sunshine, Low Humidity," 24 June 2018 More seasonable temperatures are predicted for the rest of the week, with daytime highs in the low 80s and in the low 60s overnight, Buttrick said. Lucas Phillips,, "Lowell may close schools Monday with expected hot temperatures," 17 June 2018 But when the weather became more seasonable the next week, so did hunter success. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spring turkey hunt rebounds after snowy start," 5 May 2018 Related: The tough weather doesn’t appear to break any time soon and the team cannot count on playing in seasonable weather with any certainty until early next month in Kansas City and Texas. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers pregame routines out of whack due to bad weather," 17 Apr. 2018 Temperatures will continue well below seasonable normal, currently in the mid-50s, as the mercury struggles to reach 40. Tom Skilling,, "More snow, then a brief spring fling," 8 Apr. 2018 Some sunshine will develop this afternoon and temperatures will be seasonable. Gary Lessor,, "Showers Possible With Seasonal Temps Wednesday," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of seasonable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of seasonable

of weather : normal for a certain time of year


sea·​son·​able | \ˈsē-zə-nə-bəl \

Legal Definition of seasonable 

: occurring within the time agreed to by parties to a commercial transaction or within a reasonable time seasonable notice of the rejection of goods

Other Words from seasonable

seasonably \ -​blē \ adverb

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something that serves to warn or remind

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