- not opportune; inappropriate; inconvenient; untimely or unseasonable: an inopportune visit.
Origin of inopportune
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The too reminiscent letter had come with the inopportunity of destiny.V. V.'s Eyes
Henry Sydnor Harrison
- not opportune; inappropriate or badly timed
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1530s, from Late Latin inopportunus "unfitting," from in- "not" + opportunus (see opportune). A rare word before 19c. Related: Inopportunely.
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