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

Synonyms & Antonyms for unseasonable


early, inopportune, precocious, premature, untimely



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Examples of unseasonable in a Sentence

an unseasonable snowstorm in early November

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April resumes its chilly ways Saturday as gusty north-northeast winds drop temperatures well below normal, reminiscent of the unseasonable chill that gripped the area the first three weeks of the month. Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "April chill returns, but mercury will rise," 28 Apr. 2018 Firefighters across the region battled several blazes through the night Friday into Saturday, as an unseasonable heat wave set records in some places and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes in Los Angeles. Tim Arango, New York Times, "Record Heat in Southern California, and an Ominous Start to Wildfire Season," 7 July 2018 Europe has experienced turbulent weather recently, with unseasonable spells of hot and cold temperatures. Bloomberg.com, "Swiss Police Say 6th Hiker Dies After Snowstorm in Alps," 1 May 2018 Most of the Northeast and Midwest was battered by unseasonable cold and lots of rain during March, April and May, forcing numerous postponements and depressing turnout. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "Rob Manfred and MLB's Declining Attendance Issue," 15 June 2018 Both periods were most affected by unseasonable weather conditions, Witecha said. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin spring turkey harvest drops 10%," 2 June 2018 In the past year, Californians have lived through a historic drought, a massive wildfire that blotted out the sun, and a strangely warm winter followed by that unseasonable freeze. Nathanael Johnson, WIRED, "Are Avocados Toast?," 24 May 2018 Europe has experienced turbulent weather over the past several weeks, with unseasonable spells of hot and cold. Jamey Keaten, chicagotribune.com, "4 climbers die in Swiss Alps after unexpected snowstorm," 30 Apr. 2018 Both cited unseasonable weather as hurting demand for apparel. Lindsey Rupp, chicagotribune.com, "Kohl's sees headwinds in second half, leading investors to sell," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of unseasonable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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