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[see-zuh-nuh-buh l] /ˈsi zə nə bəl/
suitable to or characteristic of the season:
seasonable weather.
timely; opportune:
a seasonable suggestion.
Origin of seasonable
1350-1400; Middle English sesounable. See season, -able
Related forms
seasonableness, noun
seasonably, adverb
nonseasonable, adjective
nonseasonableness, noun
nonseasonably, adverb
Can be confused
seasonable, seasonal (see usage note at seasonal)
1. fit, appropriate. 2. See opportune.
Usage note
See seasonal. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for seasonable
  • Because of the regional variations in weather, a part of the country is seasonable at any time of year.
  • Our chaplain for his part did his office, and rubbed us up with a seasonable sermon.
  • It has done bold and seasonable service in exposing frauds which threatened the commercial community.
  • The seasonable case of submission to the church-government, as now re-established by law, briefly stated and determined.
  • Sunny days and seasonable temperatures started the weekend.
  • Periods of sunshine, through high clouds and near seasonable temperatures, ended the week.
  • The calculation must also account for seasonable variation in water quality.
  • seasonable fall weather will persist through the weekend as a couple of cold fronts move through the region.
  • Objections to confirmation should be seasonable and specific.
  • seasonable temperatures are expected to continue through the first half of next week.
British Dictionary definitions for seasonable


suitable for the season
taking place at the appropriate time
Derived Forms
seasonableness, noun
seasonably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for seasonable

"suitable as to the time or season," late 14c., from season (n.) + -able. Related: Seasonably; seasonableness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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