un·​sea·​son·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsēz-nə-bəl How to pronounce unseasonable (audio) , -ˈsē-zᵊn-ə- \

Definition of unseasonable

1 : occurring at other than the proper time : untimely
2 : not being in season
3a : not normal for the season of the year unseasonable weather
b : marked by unseasonable weather an unseasonable summer

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Other Words from unseasonable

unseasonableness noun
unseasonably \ ˌən-​ˈsēz-​nə-​blē How to pronounce unseasonably (audio) , -​ˈsē-​zᵊn-​ə-​ \ adverb

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Examples of unseasonable in a Sentence

an unseasonable snowstorm in early November
Recent Examples on the Web In April, Britain was experiencing an unseasonable heatwave in the middle of a global pandemic that had plunged most of the country into a state of social and economic cryogenic freeze. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, "“There’s A Stigma”: The Young Women Claiming Universal Credit For The First Time," 18 June 2020 The Baltic Sea froze over twice, 1303 and 1306-07; years followed of unseasonable cold, storms and rains, and a rise in the level of the Caspian Sea. Jon Meacham, New York Times, "Pandemics of the Past," 7 May 2020 The unseasonable heat has been part of the larger pattern of climate change. Christina Walker, CNN, "From arctic blasts to heat waves, this year's weather broke more than 120,000 records in the US," 23 Dec. 2019 Similarly, a single lightning strike killed 323 reindeer in 2016, and another 200 starved last year at once after unseasonable rain left an impenetrable layer of ice covering their food. Abby Jones, The Conversation, "Rotting feral pig carcasses teach scientists what happens when tons of animals die all at once, as in Australia’s bushfires," 10 Jan. 2020 Jason Vaughn for TIME Heavy rain and unseasonable snow this year have also hurt many Midwestern farmers. Alana Semuels / Fremont, Time, "'They're Trying to Wipe Us Off the Map.' Small American Farmers Are Nearing Extinction," 27 Nov. 2019 The unseasonable weather above the ice has little effect on the lake trout 18 feet down under. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Along the Denali Highway, snow is a go but ice is dicey," 23 Nov. 2019 Despite unseasonable snow and a wet spring, summer and fall, the Park District of Highland Park expects its Sunset Valley Golf Club will turn a profit during its first full season after its $7 million renovation. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Sunset Valley Golf Club to turn a profit, despite wet-weather year," 21 Nov. 2019 Temperatures will moderate somewhat on Friday with a mostly sunny sky then a cold front crossing Connecticut Friday night will be followed by another surge of unseasonable cold this weekend. courant.com, "Another surge of unseasonable cold weather on tap," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of unseasonable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unseasonable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unseasonable. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unseasonable

of weather : not normal for a certain time of year : not seasonable


un·​sea·​son·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsē-zᵊn-ə-bəl How to pronounce unseasonable (audio) \

Kids Definition of unseasonable

: happening or coming at the wrong time unseasonable weather

Other Words from unseasonable

unseasonably \ -​blē \ adverb unseasonably warm

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