adjective, time·li·er, time·li·est.
occurring at a suitable time; seasonable; opportune; well-timed: a timely warning.
Archaic. early or soon.
Origin of timely
Synonyms for timely
1. See opportune.
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Related Words for timelierup-to-date, prompt, convenient, appropriate, up-to-the-minute, proper, well-timed, auspicious, favorable, fit, fitting, judicious, likely, meet, modern, now, opportune, pat, promising, propitious
adjective, adverb -lier or -liest
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late Old English, from time (n.). As an adjective meaning "occurring at a suitable time" it is attested from c.1200.
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