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Definition of ill-timed in English:


Done or occurring at an inappropriate time: an extremely ill-timed announcement
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  • To use the occasion of his death to launch an attack on one aspect of his policy seems inappropriate, ill-timed, small-minded and tasteless.
  • The criticism was ill-timed, but all we can do is win football games and this performance answered everybody.
  • The scheme is ill-timed, ill-judged, ill-planned and ill-prepared.
untimely, mistimed, badly timed;
premature, early, hasty;
inopportune, inconvenient, awkward, unwelcome;
inappropriate, unsuitable, inapt;

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