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[uhn-see-zuh-nuh-buh l] /ʌnˈsi zə nə bəl/
not seasonable; being out of season; unseasonal:
unseasonable weather.
not befitting the occasion; untimely; ill-timed; inopportune; inappropriate:
Their visits were usually unseasonable.
Origin of unseasonable
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at un-1, seasonable
Related forms
unseasonableness, noun
unseasonably, adverb Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • These tears are unseasonable; things have not come to that yet.

  • But this was unseasonable, it ought to be fairly cool at the time of year.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • It was an unseasonable tempest, scarcely to be looked for at that time of year.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • There is a time for jesting, and a time when jokes are unseasonable.

    Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote

    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Beware how you stir unattended, my dear Francisco, at unseasonable hours.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • My intrusion is unseasonable, perhaps, but none the less unavoidable.

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
  • It is unseasonable and unwholesome in all months that have not an R in their name to eat an oyster.

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • And is this what you have interrupted me to say, at this unseasonable hour, Joel Pepper?

  • Indeed, they did not seem to be at all affected by this prolonged and unseasonable tempest.

    The Prairie Traveler Randolph Marcy
  • As she said these unseasonable words her eyes had assumed a strange expression.

    Mauprat George Sand
British Dictionary definitions for unseasonable


(esp of the weather) inappropriate for the season
untimely; inopportune
Derived Forms
unseasonableness, noun
unseasonably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unseasonable

mid-15c., "inopportune," from un- (1) "not" + seasonable. In reference to weather, "not appropriate to the time of year," it is recorded from 1510s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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