inopportune

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ opportune.

Adjective[edit]

inopportune (comparative more inopportune, superlative most inopportune)

  1. unsuitable for some particular purpose
    That was a most inopportune spot for a picnic.
    • 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, Chapter XVIII
      "It appears I come at an inopportune time, madam," said he, "when my friend, Mr. Rochester, is from home; but I arrive from a very long journey, and I think I may presume so far on old and intimate acquaintance as to install myself here till he returns."
  2. at an inconvenient or inappropriate time
    The inopportune arrival of the bus cut short the interesting conversation.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inopportune f

  1. feminine form of inopportun

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inopportune f pl

  1. feminine plural of inopportuno

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inopportūne

  1. vocative masculine singular of inopportūnus