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UNTIMELY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does untimely mean? 

UNTIMELY (adjective)
  The adjective UNTIMELY has 2 senses:

1. badly timed
2. uncommonly early or before the expected time

  Familiarity information: UNTIMELY used as an adjective is rare.


UNTIMELY (adverb)
  The adverb UNTIMELY has 1 sense:

1. too soon; in a premature manner

  Familiarity information: UNTIMELY used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNTIMELY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Badly timed

Synonyms:

ill-timed; untimely; unseasonable; wrong

Context examples:

an ill-timed intervention / you think my intrusion unseasonable / an untimely remark / it was the wrong moment for a joke

Similar:

inopportune (not opportune)


Sense 2untimely [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Uncommonly early or before the expected time

Synonyms:

untimely; premature

Context examples:

illness led to his premature death / alcohol brought him to an untimely end

Similar:

early (at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time)


UNTIMELY (adverb)


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Meaning:

Too soon; in a premature manner

Synonyms:

untimely; prematurely

Context example:

I spoke prematurely

Pertainym:

untimely (uncommonly early or before the expected time)


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