inopportune

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

in- +‎ opportune.

AdjectiveEdit

inopportune (comparative more inopportune, superlative most inopportune)

  1. unsuitable for some particular purpose
    That was a most inopportune spot for a picnic.
    • 1847, Brontë, Charlotte, chapter XVIII, in Jane Eyre:
      "It appears I come at an inopportune time, madam," said he, "when my friend, Mr. Rochester, is from home; but I arrive from a very long journey, and I think I may presume so far on old and intimate acquaintance as to install myself here till he returns."
  2. at an inconvenient or inappropriate time
    The inopportune arrival of the bus cut short the interesting conversation.
    • 1962 October, G. Freeman Allen, “The New Look in Scotland's Northern Division—II”, in Modern Railways, page 170:
      The object is to keep the yard operators apprised of main-line movements, so that they do not plan to occupy the main lines with activity into or out of the yard at an inopportune juncture.

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inopportune

  1. feminine singular of inopportun

ItalianEdit

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inopportune f pl

  1. feminine plural of inopportuno

LatinEdit

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inopportūne

  1. vocative masculine singular of inopportūnus