-ˈsē-zᵊn-ə- How to pronounce unseasonable (audio)
: occurring at other than the proper time : untimely
: not being in season
: not normal for the season of the year
unseasonable weather
: marked by unseasonable weather
an unseasonable summer
unseasonableness noun
-ˈsē-zᵊn-ə- How to pronounce unseasonable (audio)

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Example Sentences

an unseasonable snowstorm in early November
Recent Examples on the Web Since Friday, Montana has been thrashed by a combination of unseasonable events, including heavy rain and later-than-normal snowmelt. Alyssa Lukpat, WSJ, 16 June 2022 But on an unseasonable 59-degree morning, our favorite dish was a steaming bowl of cinnamon oatmeal and raisins. Mark Gauert, Sun Sentinel, 10 June 2022 Before that, the weather had been unseasonable warm in parts of the Rockies, per the National Weather Service, which caused more snow to melt and contributed to the flooding. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 June 2022 The unseasonable cold will continue through much of the week in the Portland area. oregonlive, 7 May 2022 More rain, unseasonable cold and stronger wind were expected Saturday, followed by even colder temperatures Sunday. Ben Nuckols, Baltimore Sun, 6 May 2022 The Cass Freight Index measure of domestic shipping demand edged up a bare 0.6% in March from the month before, an unseasonable slowing of growth at the end of the quarter. Lydia O’neal, WSJ, 13 Apr. 2022 An unseasonable cold snap that hit Kharkiv in the second week of March encased the building in icicles. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2022 Snow, gusty winds followed by unseasonable cold Saturday Under the advisory slippery road conditions are expected from total snow accumulations of 1-2 inches. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unseasonable was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Unseasonable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unseasonable. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition


un·​sea·​son·​able ˌən-ˈsē-zᵊn-ə-bəl How to pronounce unseasonable (audio)
: happening or coming at the wrong time
unseasonable weather

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