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

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
  • How artificial he seems, and unseasonably ornate, and how conscious of his public.

  • It was unseasonably warm and the air was lifeless and humid.

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson
  • I have broken in upon your solitude, perhaps, too unseasonably, said Alonzo.

    Alonzo and Melissa Daniel Jackson, Jr.
  • Very often she gives them very good advice, but she does not obtrude it unseasonably.

  • I have broken in upon your solitude, perhaps too unseasonably, said Theodore.

    Alida Amelia Stratton Comfield
  • The day had been sultry, for the time of year unseasonably so.

    Jan of the Windmill Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • How much blood might have been spared if Sylla had not unseasonably wished to become popular!

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
British Dictionary definitions for unseasonably


(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 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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