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inopportune

[in-op-er-toon, -tyoon]
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adjective
  1. not opportune; inappropriate; inconvenient; untimely or unseasonable: an inopportune visit.
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Origin of inopportune

From the Late Latin word inopportūnus, dating back to 1525–35. See in-3, opportune
Related formsin·op·por·tune·ly, adverbin·op·por·tune·ness, in·op·por·tu·ni·ty, noun
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  • The too reminiscent letter had come with the inopportunity of destiny.

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British Dictionary definitions for inopportunity

inopportune

adjective
  1. not opportune; inappropriate or badly timed
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Derived Formsinopportunely, adverbinopportuneness or inopportunity, noun
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Word Origin and History for inopportunity

inopportune

adj.

1530s, from Late Latin inopportunus "unfitting," from in- "not" + opportunus (see opportune). A rare word before 19c. Related: Inopportunely.

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