AskDefine | Define inopportune

Dictionary Definition

inopportune adj : not opportune; "arrived at a most inopportune hour"; "an inopportune visit" [ant: opportune]

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  1. unsuitable for some particular purpose
    That was a most inopportune spot for a picnic.
  2. at an inconvenient or inappropriate time
    The inopportune arrival of the bus cut short the interesting conversation.




inopportune p

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bad, futile, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-seasoned, ill-suited, ill-timed, impolitic, improper, inadvisable, inappropriate, inapt, inauspicious, incongruous, inconvenient, inept, inexpedient, infelicitous, intempestive, intrusive, irrelevant, late, mal a propos, malapropos, mistimed, off base, out of line, out of phase, out of place, out of time, premature, too late, too soon, unbefitting, undesirable, unfavorable, unfit, unfitting, unfortunate, unhandy, unhappy, unlucky, unmeet, unprofitable, unpropitious, unready, unripe, unseasonable, unseemly, unsuitable, untimely, untoward, unwise, wrong
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