untimeliness

untimely

[uhn-tahym-lee]
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.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English untimliche. See un-1, timely

untimeliness, noun


1. unseasonable, inappropriate, inconvenient, unsuitable.
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untimely (ʌnˈtaɪmlɪ)
 
adj
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
 
adv
3.  prematurely or inopportunely
 
un'timeliness
 
n

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