Opportuneness

opportune

[op-er-toon, -tyoon]
adjective
1.
appropriate, favorable, or suitable: an opportune phrase for the occasion.
2.
occurring or coming at an appropriate time; well-timed: an opportune warning.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin opportūnus convenient, equivalent to op- op- + portu-, stem of portus access, port1 + -nus adj. suffix (u lengthened as in tribūnus tribune)

opportunely, adverb
opportuneness, noun
unopportune, adjective
unopportunely, adverb
unopportuneness, noun

opportune, opportunistic (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. apt; fortunate, propitious. 2. convenient. Opportune, seasonable, timely refer to something that is particularly fitting or suitable for a certain time. Opportune refers to something that is well-timed and meets exactly the demands of the time or occasion: an opportune remark. Something that is seasonable is right or proper for the time or season or occasion: seasonable weather. Something that is timely occurs or is done at an appropriate time, especially in time to meet some need: timely intervention.
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opportune (ˈɒpəˌtjuːn)
 
adj
1.  occurring at a time that is suitable or advantageous
2.  fit or suitable for a particular purpose or occurrence
 
[C15: via Old French from Latin opportūnus, from ob- to + portus harbour (originally: coming to the harbour, obtaining timely protection)]
 
'opportunely
 
adv
 
'opportuneness
 
n

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opportune
c.1400, from L. opportunus "favorable," from the phrase ob portum veniens "coming toward a port," in reference to the wind, from ob "to, toward" + portus "harbor."
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