verb (used with object), mis·timed, mis·tim·ing.

to time badly; perform, say, propose, etc., at a bad or inappropriate time.

Origin of mistime

before 1000; Middle English mistimen, Old English mistīmian. See mis-1, time
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British Dictionary definitions for mistime



(tr) to time (an action, utterance, etc) wrongly
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Word Origin and History for mistime

late Old English mistimian "to happen amiss" (of an event); see mis- (1) + time (v.). Meaning "not to time properly" is first recorded late 14c. Related: Mistimed; mistiming.

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