suitable to or characteristic of the season: seasonable weather.
timely; opportune: a seasonable suggestion.

Origin of seasonable

First recorded in 1350–1400, seasonable is from the Middle English word sesounable. See season, -able
Related formssea·son·a·ble·ness, nounsea·son·a·bly, adverbnon·sea·son·a·ble, adjectivenon·sea·son·a·ble·ness, nounnon·sea·son·a·bly, adverb
Can be confusedseasonable seasonal (see usage note at seasonal)

Synonyms for seasonable

Usage note Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seasonable

Historical Examples of seasonable

  • The interruption was seasonable, for the bell had nearly rung itself out.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • Here Agesilaus distinguished himself by an invention as seasonable as it was simple.



  • The gathering clouds did not prove simply a seasonable warning.

    On the Heels of De Wet

    The Intelligence Officer

  • "Most seasonable advice, certainly, in our circumstances," said the Major.

  • For Man, I trust, this quickening word is yet seasonable; for Venice it is too late.

    Glances at Europe

    Horace Greeley

British Dictionary definitions for seasonable



suitable for the season
taking place at the appropriate time
Derived Formsseasonableness, nounseasonably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for seasonable

"suitable as to the time or season," late 14c., from season (n.) + -able. Related: Seasonably; seasonableness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper