- 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."
- at an inconvenient or inappropriate time
- The inopportune arrival of the bus cut short the interesting conversation.
unsuitable for some particular purpose
at an inconvenient or inappropriate time
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inopportune f pl