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[uhn-see-zuh-nuh-buh l]
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  1. not seasonable; being out of season; unseasonal: unseasonable weather.
  2. not befitting the occasion; untimely; ill-timed; inopportune; inappropriate: Their visits were usually unseasonable.
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Origin of unseasonable

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at un-1, seasonable
Related formsun·sea·son·a·ble·ness, nounun·sea·son·a·bly, adverb
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Historical Examples of unseasonable

  • These tears are unseasonable; things have not come to that yet.

    The Imaginary Invalid


  • But this was unseasonable, it ought to be fairly cool at the time of year.

  • It was an unseasonable tempest, scarcely to be looked for at that time of year.

  • There is a time for jesting, and a time when jokes are unseasonable.

    Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote

    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

  • Beware how you stir unattended, my dear Francisco, at unseasonable hours.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

    George W. M. Reynolds

British Dictionary definitions for unseasonable


  1. (esp of the weather) inappropriate for the season
  2. untimely; inopportune
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Derived Formsunseasonableness, noununseasonably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unseasonable


mid-15c., "inopportune," from un- (1) "not" + seasonable. In reference to weather, "not appropriate to the time of year," it is recorded from 1510s.

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