untimely


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un·time·ly

 (ŭn-tīm′lē)
adj. un·time·li·er, un·time·li·est
1. Occurring or done at an inappropriate time; inopportune.
2. Occurring too soon; premature: an untimely death.
adv.
1. Inopportunely.
2. Prematurely.

un·time′li·ness n.

untimely

(ʌnˈtaɪmlɪ)
adj
1. occurring before the expected, normal, or proper time: an untimely death.
2. inappropriate to the occasion, time, or season: his joking at the funeral was most untimely.
adv
prematurely or inopportunely
unˈtimeliness n

un•time•ly

(ʌnˈtaɪm li)

adj. , -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. not timely; not occurring at a suitable time or season; ill-timed or inopportune.
2. happening too soon or too early; premature.
adv.
3. prematurely.
4. unseasonably.
[1150–1200]
un•time′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.untimely - badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"
inopportune - not opportune; "arrived at a most inopportune hour"; "an inopportune visit"
2.untimely - uncommonly early or before the expected timeuntimely - uncommonly early or before the expected time; "illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end"
early - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"
Adv.1.untimely - too soon; in a premature manner; "I spoke prematurely"

untimely

adjective
1. early, premature, before time, unseasonable His mother's untimely death had a catastrophic effect on him.
early timely, seasonable
2. ill-timed, inappropriate, badly timed, inopportune, unfortunate, awkward, unsuitable, inconvenient, mistimed, inauspicious Your readers would have seen the article as at best untimely.
ill-timed appropriate, convenient, well-timed, opportune, welcome, suitable, fortunate, auspicious

untimely

adjective
1. Not occurring at a favorable time:
2. Not suitable for or characteristic of the season:
3. Developing, occurring, or appearing before the expected time:
Translations
předčasný
ennenaikainen

untimely

[ʌnˈtaɪmlɪ] ADJ (= premature) → prematuro; (= inopportune) → inoportuno

untimely

[ʌnˈtaɪmli] adj
(= ill-timed) [visit, arrival, interruption] → inopportun(e)
(= premature) [death] → prématuré(e)

untimely

adj (= premature) deathvorzeitig; end alsoverfrüht; (= inopportune) momentunpassend, ungelegen; development, occurrenceunpassend, ungelegen, zur falschen Zeit; shower, remarkzur falschen Zeit; visitungelegen; to come to or meet an untimely endein vorzeitiges Ende finden; his arrival was most untimelyseine Ankunft kam sehr ungelegen

untimely

[ʌnˈtaɪmlɪ] adj (death, end) → prematuro/a; (remark) → fuori luogo, inopportuno/a
to come to an untimely end (person) → morire prematuramente (project) → naufragare anzitempo
References in classic literature ?
As in decapitating the whale, the operator's instrument is brought close to the spot where an entrance is subsequently forced into the spermaceti magazine; he has, therefore, to be uncommonly heedful, lest a careless, untimely stroke should invade the sanctuary and wastingly let out its invaluable contents.
There are times when the grave words of the Dhammapada fall like shadows along the path: "What is life but the flower or the fruit which falls when ripe, yet ever fears the untimely frost?
2) Dionysus, after his untimely birth from Semele, was sewn into the thigh of Zeus.
None knew -- nor ever learned with the fulness of perfect certainty -- whether the elf-child had gone thus untimely to a maiden grave; or whether her wild, rich nature had been softened and subdued and made capable of a woman's gentle happiness.
She was immediately buried, but had not been in her untimely grave but a few hours before she was taken up and examined by the cor- oner, who decided that she had come to her death by severe beating.
One was a lady, graceful in form and fair of feature, though pale and troubled, and smitten with an untimely blight in what should have been the fullest bloom of her years; the other was an ancient and meanly-dressed woman, of ill-favored aspect, and so withered, shrunken, and decrepit, that even the space since she began to decay must have exceeded the ordinary term of human existence.
It is my idea that the Easterly Wind helps the ships away from home in the wicked hope that they shall all come to an untimely end and be heard of no more.
The trees were dark in color, and mournful in form and attitude, wreathing themselves into sad, solemn, and spectral shapes that conveyed ideas of mortal sorrow and untimely death.
And certain it is, that nothing destroyeth authority so much, as the unequal and untimely interchange of power pressed too far, and relaxed too much.
It was not now the season when they hid half the heavens with their flight day after day; but they were in myriads all through the woods, where their iridescent breasts shone like a sudden untimely growth of flowers when you came upon them from the front.
So the experiment of consulting the police came to an untimely end.
These children may most truly be called the riches of their father; and many of them have with true filial piety fed their parent in his old age: so that not only the affection, but the interest, of the author may be highly injured by these slanderers, whose poisonous breath brings his book to an untimely end.