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[wel-tahymd] /ˈwɛlˈtaɪmd/
fittingly or appropriately timed; opportune; timely:
a well-timed demand for new legislation.
Origin of well-timed
1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Procrastination is different from a well-timed study break: it leads to more stress, not less.
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  • As you sneak up on an enemy soldier, you'll instruct your teammate to provide a well-timed distraction.
British Dictionary definitions for well-timed


adjective (well timed when postpositive)
happening or scheduled to happen at an appropriate or suitable time
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