adjective, untimelier, untimeliest.
not timely; not occurring at a suitable time or season; ill-timed or inopportune: An untimely downpour stopped the game.
happening too soon or too early; premature: his untimely demise.

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

untimeliness, noun

1. unseasonable, inappropriate, inconvenient, unsuitable.
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untimely (ʌnˈtaɪmlɪ)
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
3.  prematurely or inopportunely

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Word Origin & History

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

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Example sentences
Noise was a problem and unwanted, untimely and unplanned visitors were a
  constant source of interruption.
Although the apology is untimely overdue and blatantly pointless.
At the video's end, a memorial sequence ticks off the untimely demise of many
  of the participants.
It is universally regarded as an untimely and tragic event.
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