unseasonable

[ uhn-see-zuh-nuh-buh l ]
/ ʌnˈsi zə nə bəl /

adjective

not seasonable; being out of season; unseasonal: unseasonable weather.
not befitting the occasion; untimely; ill-timed; inopportune; inappropriate: Their visits were usually unseasonable.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. unscrupulous,
  2. unseal,
  3. unsealed,
  4. unseam,
  5. unsearchable,
  6. unseasonably,
  7. unseasonal,
  8. unseasoned,
  9. unseat,
  10. unseaworthy

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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British Dictionary definitions for unseasonable

unseasonable

/ (ʌnˈsiːzənəbəl) /

adjective

(esp of the weather) inappropriate for the season
untimely; inopportune
Derived Formsunseasonableness, noununseasonably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unseasonable

unseasonable

adj.

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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