sea·​son·​able | \ ˈsēz-nə-bəl How to pronounce seasonable (audio) , 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 How to pronounce seasonably (audio) , 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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Then the real cool-down starts Friday, when a cold front sweeps south out of Wisconsin, swinging winds around to the northeast and ushering cooler, more seasonable and less humid air into the area that will last through this coming weekend. Tom Skilling,, "Thunderstorms on Wednesday, then heat returns Thursday," 29 May 2018 Highs top out at seasonable levels in the mid- to upper 80s. David Streit, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Seasonably warm today with a stray shower possible; more humid this weekend," 12 July 2018 Area temperatures in the week ahead should cluster at seasonable levels in the 70s and lower 80s, though on most days, lake winds will keep temperatures in the 60s close to the water. Tom Skilling,, "Heat on hold for June's first full week," 2 June 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce seasonable (audio) \

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 How to pronounce seasonably (audio) \ adverb

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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