untimely

[ uhn-tahym-lee ]
/ ʌnˈtaɪm li /

adjective, un·time·li·er, un·time·li·est.

not timely; not occurring at a suitable time or season; ill-timed or inopportune: An untimely downpour stopped the game.
happening too soon or too early; premature: his untimely demise.

adverb

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Origin of untimely

First recorded in 1150–1200, untimely is from the Middle English word untimliche.See un-1, timely

OTHER WORDS FROM untimely

un·time·li·ness, noun

Words nearby untimely

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British Dictionary definitions for untimely

untimely
/ (ʌnˈtaɪmlɪ) /

adjective

occurring before the expected, normal, or proper timean untimely death
inappropriate to the occasion, time, or seasonhis joking at the funeral was most untimely

adverb

prematurely or inopportunely

Derived forms of untimely

untimeliness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with untimely

untimely

see come to an (untimely) end.

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