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 Silvers typically move with rainfall, and Ivey said things aren’t likely to get any better until the unseasonable conditions end -- especially since there don’t appear to be large numbers of fish holding at the mouths of either river. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Record heat has Susitna Valley silver salmon in hot - and low - water," 21 Aug. 2019 August brought strong winds and unseasonable drought to the Peninsula this summer, causing the the Swan Lake fire to grow rapidly. Jeff Parrott, Anchorage Daily News, "Firefighters monitor Cooper Landing while some recreational areas begin to open near Swan Lake fire," 11 Sep. 2019 Even the unseasonable downpour couldn’t dampen the spirits of the executives and officials gathered on the Indonesian island of Batam to cut the ribbon on a new Pegatron Corp. factory. Debby Wubloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "Trump trade war is splitting tech manufacturers along U.S.-China lines," 15 Aug. 2019 Gia, with a Gumby T-shirt (yes, that Gumby) and another unseasonable item: a pair of knee-high leather boots. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Sophie Turner Wore a $99 Miniskirt—And It’s Still in Stock," 1 Aug. 2019 During droughts, unseasonable cold, and other unusual conditions, growth slows, leaving behind narrow rings. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "How are tree rings used to help date an archaeological site?," 8 July 2019 The spell of unseasonable weather comes during the busiest season for the company, which Webber said provides services to homeowner associations and the city’s transportation and parks departments. Abdel Jimenez, chicagotribune.com, "From open-air cafes to ice cream trucks, Chicago’s rainy stretch is taking a toll on seasonal businesses," 21 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of unseasonable

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Sep 2019

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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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