Definition of inopportune in English:

inopportune

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɒpətjuːn
 
, ˌɪnɒpəˈtjuːn
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

inopportunely

adverb
More example sentences
  • And if you stopped waggling your hips in that inopportunely distracting manner, perhaps Derrick could concentrate on something other than sex for a mere five minutes.
  • If they have lost their quasi-central bank status, there are momentous ramifications that will become inopportunely relevant during the next unfolding liquidity/financial crisis.
  • Relief came at last in March: ironically, the first rains arrived inopportunely at grape harvest time in South Australia and Victoria.

inopportuneness

noun
More example sentences
  • It perplexed, as well as shocked her, by the irreverent inopportuneness of the occasions that brought it into vivid action.
  • When the sad news reached Rome, not only was the loss of the man severely felt, but also the inopportuneness of the time when it occurred.

Origin

early 16th century: from Latin inopportunus, from in- 'not' + opportunus (see opportune).

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