follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

untimely

[uhn-tahym-lee] /ʌnˈtaɪm li/
adjective, untimelier, untimeliest.
1.
not timely; not occurring at a suitable time or season; ill-timed or inopportune:
An untimely downpour stopped the game.
2.
happening too soon or too early; premature:
his untimely demise.
adverb
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English untimliche. See un-1, timely
Related forms
untimeliness, noun
Synonyms
1. unseasonable, inappropriate, inconvenient, unsuitable.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for un timeliest

untimely

/ʌnˈtaɪmlɪ/
adjective
1.
occurring before the expected, normal, or proper time: an untimely death
2.
inappropriate to the occasion, time, or season: his joking at the funeral was most untimely
adverb
3.
prematurely or inopportunely
Derived Forms
untimeliness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for un timeliest

untimely

adj.

1530s, "coming before the proper or usual time," from un- (1) "not" + timely. Cf. Middle Danish utimelig, of weather, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with un timeliest
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for untimely

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for un

2
4
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for un timeliest