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untimely

[ uhn-tahym-lee ]
/ 蕦n藞ta瑟m li /
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adjective, un路time路li路er, un路time路li路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鈥1200, untimely is from the Middle English word untimliche.See un-1, timely

OTHER WORDS FROM untimely

un路time路li路ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for untimely

untimely
/ (蕦n藞ta瑟ml瑟) /

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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Other Idioms and Phrases with untimely

untimely

see come to an (untimely) end.

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