untimely

adverb
un·​time·​ly | \ ˌən-ˈtīm-lē How to pronounce untimely (audio) \

Definition of untimely

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : at an inopportune time : unseasonably
2 : before the due, natural, or proper time : prematurely went untimely to the grave

untimely

adjective

Definition of untimely (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : inopportune, unseasonable an untimely joke untimely frost
2 : occurring or done before the due, natural, or proper time : too early : premature an untimely death

Other Words from untimely

Adjective

untimeliness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for untimely

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of untimely in a Sentence

Adjective the untimely arrival of our guests caught us by surprise
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The timing in which the Bogaerts reaction and ejection occurred — still a two-run ballgame and the Sox clinging to their postseason life against a now-formidable American League East foe — was, indeed, untimely. Julian Mcwilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Aug. 2022 They were being weighed down by untimely hitting and inconsistent pitching, especially from the bullpen. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2022 Nuguse has battled untimely quad and hamstring injuries during the past two years. oregonlive, 11 June 2022 Mohrman cited several instances of alleged prosecutorial misconduct, claiming untimely sharing of evidence, failure to disclose and document dumping by the government. CBS News, 28 Apr. 2022 Mohrman cited several instances of alleged prosecutorial misconduct, claiming untimely sharing of evidence, failure to disclose and document dumping by the government. Chicago Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 Mohrman cited several instances of alleged prosecutorial misconduct, claiming untimely sharing of evidence, failure to disclose and document dumping by the government. NBC News, 28 Apr. 2022 Gottfried shared a note about his friend Saget after the Full House star's untimely passing due to head trauma in January. Kelly Wynne, PEOPLE.com, 13 Apr. 2022 The Problem With Jon Stewart is a strikingly unambitious, defiantly untimely show that confuses thrift with substance, as though spending money on anything but office furniture is a sign of intellectual unseriousness. Devin Gordon, The Atlantic, 21 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective DeGeneres did, however, speak out ahead of Heche's untimely death. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2022 The need for such mindful self-care was tragically magnified by the untimely death of her close friend, makeup artist AJ Crimson. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 14 Sep. 2022 The West Hartford Police Department is investigating an untimely death in the 400 block of Prospect Avenue. Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant, 13 Sep. 2022 But those aspirations were cut short with his untimely death. AZCentral.com, 12 Sep. 2022 Marvin Gaye’s untimely death, Midnight Love captured the soul crooner at his most liberated. Spin Staff, SPIN, 15 Aug. 2022 Meisner's death led to a change in state law allowing landlords to save a tenant's pet in the event of their untimely death. Chelsea Curtis, The Arizona Republic, 12 Aug. 2022 Following the news of his untimely death, a number of stars took to social media to mourn the loss of an undeniable talent and friend. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 31 Aug. 2022 There are countless edits, ranging from Flo Milli fan cams to tear jerking clips lamenting his untimely death at the hand of demon bats. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 30 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of untimely

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Aug 2022

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“Untimely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untimely. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for untimely

untimely

adjective
un·​time·​ly | \ ˌən-ˈtīm-lē How to pronounce untimely (audio) \

Kids Definition of untimely

1 : happening or done before the expected, natural, or proper time The game came to an untimely end.
2 : coming at the wrong time an untimely joke

untimely

adjective
un·​time·​ly | \ ˌən-ˈtīm-lē \

Legal Definition of untimely

: not timely especially : not made or filed within a period of time specified by procedural rule an untimely petition

Other Words from untimely

untimeliness noun
untimely adverb

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