[ uhn-see-zuh-nuh-buhl ]
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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.

Origin of unseasonable

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at un-1, seasonable

Other words from unseasonable

  • un·sea·son·a·ble·ness, noun
  • un·sea·son·a·bly, adverb

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How to use unseasonable in a sentence

  • All through his life James was characterised by a singular unseasonableness in his activity.

    Andrew Melville | William Morison
  • Or it may be an excess in the frequency and ordinary unseasonableness of eating; when men eat too oft, and sit at it too long.

  • Being inordinately idle and commonly gathered together in towns they cause a whole sublunary unseasonableness.

    Oxford and its Story | Cecil Headlam
  • When a break-up of extraordinary magnitude or unseasonableness did occur, it 238 had a large number of boats to work upon.

    Old Times on the Upper Mississippi | George Byron Merrick

British Dictionary definitions for unseasonable


/ (ʌnˈsiːzənəbəl) /

  1. (esp of the weather) inappropriate for the season

  2. untimely; inopportune

Derived forms of unseasonable

  • unseasonableness, noun
  • unseasonably, adverb

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