unseasonable

adjective

un·​sea·​son·​able
ˌən-ˈsēz-nə-bəl,
-ˈsē-zᵊn-ə- How to pronounce unseasonable (audio)
1
: occurring at other than the proper time : untimely
2
: not being in season
3
a
: not normal for the season of the year
unseasonable weather
b
: marked by unseasonable weather
an unseasonable summer
unseasonableness noun
unseasonably
ˌən-ˈsēz-nə-blē
-ˈsē-zᵊn-ə- How to pronounce unseasonable (audio)
adverb

Examples of unseasonable in a Sentence

an unseasonable snowstorm in early November
Recent Examples on the Web Mother Nature is keeping the Bay Area on its toes as several days of unseasonable heat are set to follow last weekend’s chilly spring storms. Caelyn Pender, The Mercury News, 8 May 2024 That Saturday, the mercury kept climbing, all the way to an unseasonable high of 72 degrees. Debra Kamin, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Heat drives the speed of that process, and unseasonable warmth can send development racing ahead of growth. Zoë Schlanger, The Atlantic, 11 Mar. 2024 High temps have been above normal every day this month but two, and the unseasonable warmth is expected to continue through the month's end, with many days seeing highs in the 50s. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 26 Feb. 2024 The lake made an appearance last year following the unseasonable arrival of Tropical Storm Hilary. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2024 The two older ladies, in unseasonable Hamptons-y white (one wore a bucket hat), were splitting a tarte tatin. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 The unseasonable warmth was expected to shift east on Tuesday and Wednesday, with high temperatures climbing 10 to 20 degrees above normal from the Upper Midwest across the Great Lakes, according to the National Weather Service. Michael Levenson, New York Times, 26 Dec. 2023 Weather forecast Between the unseasonable warmth of last year’s marathon day and the rain that has washed out most weekends this fall, weather conditions may be high on runners’ list of concerns. Jennie Coughlin, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2023

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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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“Unseasonable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unseasonable. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

unseasonable

adjective
un·​sea·​son·​able ˌən-ˈsēz-nə-bəl How to pronounce unseasonable (audio)
-ˈsēz-ᵊn-ə-
1
: happening or coming at the wrong time : untimely
an unseasonable visit
2
: not normal for the season of the year
unseasonable weather
unseasonably adverb

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