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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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  • And this tiny cell—these days of early May were unseasonably, hot—seemed to grow more narrow and more stifling every moment.

  • That is all-powerful, but I will not employ it unseasonably or improperly.

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
  • The day was unseasonably warm and the bored youth who had C Squad in charge was unable to work up much enthusiasm.

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Very often she gives them very good advice, but she does not obtrude it unseasonably.

  • Some people who addressed him unseasonably in public, he pushed away with his own hand.

  • It was early April, but the weather was unseasonably warm, and there was a golden moon.

    The Wayfarers Mary Stewart Cutting
  • I have broken in upon your solitude, perhaps too unseasonably, said Theodore.

    Alida Amelia Stratton Comfield
  • So you ought not unseasonably to challenge your victorious enemy, for in this way you will strengthen him and destroy yourself.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara Somadeva Bhatta
British Dictionary definitions for unseasonably


(esp of the weather) inappropriate for the season
untimely; inopportune
Derived Forms
unseasonableness, noun
unseasonably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unseasonably



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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