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untimely (adj.)

1530s, "coming before the proper or usual time," from un- (1) "not" + timely (adj.). Similar formation in Middle Danish utimelig, of weather, etc. Old English had untidlic "unseasonable." Related: Untimeliness.

updated on April 07, 2014

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Definitions of untimely from WordNet
1
untimely (adj.)
badly timed;
an untimely remark
untimely (adj.)
uncommonly early or before the expected time;
alcohol brought him to an untimely end
Synonyms: premature
2
untimely (adv.)
too soon; in a premature manner;
Synonyms: prematurely
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