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[uhn-see-zuh-nuh-buh l] /ʌnˈsi zə nə bəl/
not seasonable; being out of season; unseasonal:
unseasonable weather.
not befitting the occasion; untimely; ill-timed; inopportune; inappropriate:
Their visits were usually unseasonable.
Origin of unseasonable
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see un-1, seasonable
Related forms
unseasonableness, noun
unseasonably, adverb Unabridged
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  • The first three weekends of the season were marked by unseasonable warmth and clear skies throughout the region.
  • Then some unusual spring storms brought unseasonable warm rain to the mountains and melted a lot of the snowpack.
  • unseasonable dry heat is drying out the top layer of the sludge, leading to fears it could evaporate and form a toxic cloud.
  • But unseasonable torrential rain and hail hampered relief efforts, grounding helicopters and causing fresh landslides.
  • Rain and unseasonable heat threaten a home gardener's community plot, but the first signs of crops emerge.
  • When people pay more for unseasonable produce or prepped vegetables, this shows up as an increase in the rate of cost inflation.
  • He makes no lavish and unseasonable display of ornament.
  • Mere sightseeing at such unseasonable hours might easily be.
  • The unseasonable weather has proved detrimental to many outing parties which had been planned.
  • There were mild winters with little snow and unseasonable warmth.
British Dictionary definitions for unseasonable


(esp of the weather) inappropriate for the season
untimely; inopportune
Derived Forms
unseasonableness, noun
unseasonably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unseasonable

mid-15c., "inopportune," from un- (1) "not" + seasonable. In reference to weather, "not appropriate to the time of year," it is recorded from 1510s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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