- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. inopportune, unseasonable; intrusive; inexpedient, early, late, anachronistic. See disagreement, earliness, lateness, inexpedience.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. unseasonable, awkward, ill-timed, mistimed, inauspicious, badly timed, too early, abortive, too late, unpromising, ill-chosen, improper, unseemly, inappropriate, wrong, unfit, disagreeable, unsuited to the occasion, mistimed, intrusive, badly calculated, inopportune, out-of-date, malapropos, premature, early, previous*, unpunctual, unpropitious, unlucky, unfavorable, unfortunate, inexpedient, anachronistic.Ant. early*, timely, seasonable.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.ill-timed, inconvenient, inopportune, inexpedient, premature, early, unseasonable, inappropriate, unfavorable, unfortunate, inauspicious.ANT.: timely, opportune, well-timedIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Not occurring at a favorable time: ill-timed, inconvenient, inopportune. See TIME. 2. Not suitable for or characteristic of the season: unseasonable. See USUAL. 3. Developing, occurring, or appearing before the expected time: early, precocious, premature. See TIME.
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Untimely — Un*time ly, a. Not timely; done or happening at an unnatural, unusual, or improper time; unseasonable; premature; inopportune; as, untimely frosts; untimely remarks; an untimely death. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
untimely — un·time·ly /ˌən tīm lē/ adj: not timely; esp: not made or filed within a period of time specified by procedural rule an untimely petition un·time·li·ness n untimely adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
Untimely — Un*time ly, adv. Out of the natural or usual time; inopportunely; prematurely; unseasonably. Let them know . . . what s untimely done. Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
untimely — [un tīm′lē] adj. 1. coming, said, done, etc. before the usual or expected time; premature [to come to an untimely end] 2. coming, said, done, etc. at the wrong time; poorly timed; inopportune adv. 1. prematurely 2. inopportunely untimeliness n … English World dictionary
untimely — 1530s, coming before the proper or usual time, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + TIMELY (Cf. timely). Cf. M.Dan. utimelig, of weather, etc … Etymology dictionary
untimely — *premature, forward, advanced, precocious Analogous words: *immature, unmatured, unripe, unmellow Antonyms: timely Contrasted words: *seasonable, opportune, well timed, pat … New Dictionary of Synonyms
untimely — [adj] inappropriate a bit previous*, abortive, anachronistic, awkward, badly timed, bright and early*, disagreeable, early, early bird*, early on, ill timed, improper, inauspicious, inconvenient, inexpedient, inopportune, intrusive, malapropos,… … New thesaurus
untimely — ► ADJECTIVE 1) happening or done at an unsuitable time; inappropriate. 2) (of a death or end) happening too soon or sooner than normal. DERIVATIVES untimeliness noun … English terms dictionary
untimely — [[t]ʌnta͟ɪmli[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe an event as untimely, you mean that it happened earlier than it should, or sooner than you expected. His mother s untimely death had a catastrophic effect on him... Her untimely return could… … English dictionary
untimely — I. adverb Date: 13th century 1. at an inopportune time ; unseasonably 2. before the due, natural, or proper time ; prematurely < went untimely to the grave > II. adjective Date: 13th century 1 … New Collegiate Dictionary
untimely — un|time|ly [ʌnˈtaımli] adj 1.) happening too soon or sooner than you expected ▪ the untimely death of a popular local man ▪ The announcement brought the meeting to an untimely end . 2.) not suitable for a particular occasion or time ▪ an untimely … Dictionary of contemporary English