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Definition 1: too soon; in a premature manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where untimely or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I spoke prematurely

Synonyms for untimely in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: uncommonly early or before the expected time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where untimely or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for untimely in the sense of this definition

(untimely is similar to ...) at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time

"early morning" "an early warning" "early diagnosis" "an early death" "took early retirement" "an early spring" "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

Definition 3: badly timed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where untimely or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for untimely in the sense of this definition

(untimely is similar to ...) not opportune

"arrived at a most inopportune hour" "an inopportune visit"

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