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What does opportune mean?
Opportune means appropriate, favorable, or suitable for a particular situation or occasion.
It can also mean coming at the right time. The terms timely and well-timed mean the same thing.
Opportune is especially used in the phrases opportune moment and opportune time, meaning the moment that’s most suitable or favorable (for something to happen or be done).
The opposite is inopportune, meaning inappropriate, inconvenient, or untimely, as in The audit was very inopportune—it came at the worst possible time.
Example: I believe that now is the opportune time to bring out dessert.
Where does opportune come from?
The first records of the word opportune come from around 1400. It comes from the Latin opportūnus, meaning “convenient.” The port in opportūnus referred to a seaport—the word originally meant “coming to the harbor and obtaining timely protection.”
The word opportunity is based on the same root. The best opportunities come at an opportune time—the time when they can be taken advantage of. The words opportunist, opportunistic, and opportunism are also based on the same root. These words are typically used in a negative way, but they involve taking advantage of the opportune moment to do something.
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What are some other forms related to opportune?
- opportunely (adverb)
- opportuneness (noun)
- inopportune (adjective)
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How is opportune used in real life?
Opportune is especially used to describe the word time or moment to indicate that it is the perfect time for something to happen.
Running to catch the subway and getting your foot stuck between the doors at the opportune moment so you can get on https://t.co/AA3znjQB4l
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) November 12, 2020
Dr Christopher Browning, says of #SelfCareWeek:“This is an opportune time to remind people just how much help their local pharmacy can offer.Many pharmacies are open long hours and you don’t need an appointment to speak with the pharmacist."https://t.co/urUjkTbZCe@SuffolkLPC pic.twitter.com/wv23zdgnpN
— IpswichESuffolkCCG (@IESCCG) November 12, 2020
It is an opportune day for self improvement
— OpTic Scump (@scump) October 27, 2018
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How to use opportune in a sentence
This is an opportune time for Dončić to show he has what it takes to get the young, new-look Mavs where they want to be — if not now, soon.
Dixie, a bluetick coonhound, just cannot shut up at the least opportune times.Lindsey Vonn Is Hosting a Reality TV Show with Dogs|Tim Neville|November 23, 2020|Outside Online
“We’re seeing a lot of marketers rethink media strategies this year and many believe the remaining months are an opportune time to start on TikTok,” said Sam Gormley, founder of digital agency Osaka Labs.
For some entrepreneurs who have had an idea for an agency ticking away, the pandemic has been an opportune moment to do something about it — a sort of now or never moment.
After struggling quite a bit in Game 3, Davis wasn’t overly dominant in Game 4, but his biggest plays came at incredibly opportune moments.Jimmy Butler Started Hot. Then The Lakers Cooled Him Down.|Jared Dubin|October 7, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
But he also knew that the moment for ordering mass variolation would have to be opportune.
Overall, the retreat and its unusual list of speakers comes at an opportune time for the House GOP.
Regional, global, and political conditions were all converging to make this an opportune moment to advance negotiations.
This is also an opportune time, I suppose, to bring back Allen Guelzo's epic review of the movie.What Book Actually Inspired Spielberg's 'Lincoln'?|Justin Green|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And that sort of specificity, for a politician rebuilding his image, will never be opportune.
You are very kind, sir,” he said; “my companions and I shall feel deeply indebted to you for this opportune assistance.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
For the first time in her life she was self-conscious: I will wait for a more opportune time to tell him, she thought.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
She felt that the time was opportune to plant the seed of self-control within the young heart.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum
Certainly nothing could have been more opportune than Uchida's reappearance, or more welcome than his proposed assistance.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
At this opportune moment Lieutenant Hale came galloping up with the rear guard.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn