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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The National Weather Service said the weather will be seasonable and dry in Boston, with sunny skies and a high near 77. Emily Sweeney,, "Tuesday will be a beautiful summer day," 26 June 2018 Temperatures will be seasonable and humidity levels will be comfortable. Hartford Courant,, "Rain, Possible Thunderstorms Coming," 12 June 2018 More seasonable warmth will prevail through the week, with the mercury fluctuating between the middle 70s and middle 80s. Tom Skilling,, "Seasonable warmth to define week ahead," 3 June 2018 The first five days temperatures were seasonable, then came a five-day heat wave, then a two-day cooldown, the researchers said. Martin Finucane,, "Harvard study finds that during heat waves, people can’t think straight," 10 July 2018 Conditions: a seasonable 96 degrees under a blazing sun and a crystal-blue sky, with very little wind (very little wind is important; flights have been canceled for winds over 11 knots). Dan Neil, WSJ, "The First Flying-Car Review," 12 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of seasonable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of seasonable was in the 14th century

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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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