untimely

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 untimely — *premature, forward, advanced, precocious Analogous words: *immature, unmatured, unripe, unmellow Antonyms: timely Contrasted words: *seasonable, opportune, well timed, pat …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 untimely — untimeliness, n. /un tuym lee/, adj., untimelier, untimeliest, adv. adj. 1. not timely; not occurring at a suitable time or season; ill timed or inopportune: An untimely downpour stopped the game. 2. happening too soon or too early; premature:… …

    Universalium

  • 13 untimely — un|time|ly [ ʌn taımli ] adjective 1. ) happening at a time that is not appropriate, for example because it causes additional problems: an untimely interruption a ) used about the death of someone who dies at a time that makes their death… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 untimely — adjective 1) an untimely interruption Syn: ill timed, badly timed, mistimed; inopportune, inappropriate, unseasonable; inconvenient, unwelcome, infelicitous; formal malapropos Ant: opportune 2) his untimely death …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 untimely — adj. Untimely is used with these nouns: ↑death, ↑demise, ↑end, ↑passing …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 untimely — adjective 1 untimely death/end etc a death etc that is much earlier than usual or expected 2 not suitable for a particular occasion or time untimeliness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 untimely — UK [ʌnˈtaɪmlɪ] / US adjective a) happening at a time that is not suitable, for example because it causes additional problems an untimely interruption b) used about the death of someone who dies at a time that makes their death extremely sad or… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 untimely — Occurring out of time, as in the case of the death of a person who has not reached maturity. Not in compliance with limitation of time, as in the case of a suit commenced after the running of the period fixed by all applicable statute of… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 untimely — adjective a) at an inopportune time b) early; premature Syn: inopportune, early, premature Ant …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 untimely — Synonyms and related words: a bit previous, advanced, arrested, back, backward, bad, behindhand, belated, blocked, delayed, delayed action, detained, far ahead, forward, futile, half baked, half cocked, hasty, held up, hung up, ill adapted, ill… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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