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In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.
Leon Trotsky

Meaning of "inopportune" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INOPPORTUNE

inopportune  [ɪnˈɒpəˌtjuːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INOPPORTUNE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Inopportune is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES INOPPORTUNE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of inopportune in the English dictionary

The definition of inopportune in the dictionary is not opportune; inappropriate or badly timed.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INOPPORTUNE


attune
əˈtjuːn
autoimmune
ˌɔːtəʊɪˈmjuːn
autotune
ˈɔːtəʊˌtjuːn
choon
tjuːn
commune
kəˈmjuːn
detune
diːˈtjuːn
disattune
ˌdɪsəˈtjuːn
distune
dɪsˈtjuːn
dune
djuːn
immune
ɪˈmjuːn
importune
ɪmˈpɔːtjuːn
infortune
ɪnˈfɔːtjuːn
mistune
ˌmɪsˈtjuːn
Neptune
ˈnɛptjuːn
opportune
ˈɒpəˌtjuːn
preattune
ˌpriːəˈtjuːn
retune
riːˈtjuːn
tribune
ˈtrɪbjuːn
tune
tjuːn
untune
ʌnˈtjuːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INOPPORTUNE

inofficiously
inofficiousness
inoperability
inoperable
inoperableness
inoperably
inoperative
inoperativeness
inoperculate
inopinate
inopportunely
inopportuneness
inopportunity
inorb
inordinacy
inordinate
inordinately
inordinateness
inordination
inorg.

WORDS THAT END LIKE INOPPORTUNE

befortune
call the tune
carry a tune
change one´s tune
Dame Fortune
fine-tune
fortune
give hostages to fortune
misfortune
pay the piper and call the tune
signature tune
small fortune
soldier of fortune
unfortune
wheel of fortune

Synonyms and antonyms of inopportune in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INOPPORTUNE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «inopportune» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of inopportune

Translation of «inopportune» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INOPPORTUNE

Find out the translation of inopportune to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of inopportune from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «inopportune» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不合时宜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

inoportuno
570 millions of speakers

English

inopportune
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेवक़्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غير محله
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

несвоевременным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

inoportuno
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপ্রাপ্তকাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

inopportun
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Inopportune
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ungelegen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

都合の悪い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부적절한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Inopportune
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không thích nghi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சந்தர்ப்பத்திற்கு ஒவ்வாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अयोग्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

münasebetsiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

inopportuno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niestosowny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

несвоєчасним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nepotrivit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακατάλληλη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ongeleë
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

olämpligt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

inopportune
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of inopportune

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INOPPORTUNE»

The term «inopportune» is regularly used and occupies the 101.972 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INOPPORTUNE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «inopportune» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «inopportune» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about inopportune

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2 QUOTES WITH «INOPPORTUNE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word inopportune.
1
K'naan
I have moments of darkness, of anger, and moments of rage. They do creep up at the most inopportune times. Not to recognize that in my music would give people a sense of sainthood that I don't necessarily have or even want to have.
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Leon Trotsky
In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INOPPORTUNE»

Discover the use of inopportune in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to inopportune and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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G.O.L.F.: Greatest of Life's Frustrations Game of Limitless Fun
Other players moving around during your shot 22. Player/s standing directly behind your shot 23. Another player standing in your line of sight as you putt 24. Another player's shadow across the line of your putt 25. An inopportune sneeze ...
Lane H. Luoma, 2011
2
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete ...
“Bhante, when a bhikkhu's taints have been destroyed, he possesses these eight powers on the basis of which he can claim: 'My taints have been destroyed'” 29 (9 ) Inopportune Moments “Bhikkhus, the uninstructed worldling says: 'The world ...
‎2012
3
Union pamphlets
to change Its nature by reference to these circumstances. I feel that I am founded in asserting, that the time is most inopportune, if the means, the molt profligate and revolting ; and the public, sentiment in the highest state of hostilility to ...
‎1800
4
A report of the debate ... 5th and 6th Feb. 1800, on ...
I feel that I am founded in alter ting, that the time is moil inopportune, if the means, the moft profligate and revolting ; and the public fentiment in the highetl ftate of hoftilility to this incatutc j when I call tnt; time inopportune, I tear I differ from the ...
Ireland parl, commons, 1800
5
Changes of Mind and Heart: Navigating Emotion in an Expanded ...
Instead, she let kairos pass her by and she stayed in company of metanoia, selecting a path from the realm of the inopportune. Whether or not Channing planned the moment in advance, her decision can be viewed as an example of a metis of ...
Kelly A. Myers, 2008
6
The Economics of the Yasuní Initiative: Climate Change as If ...
(5). A. national. program. that. identifies. demographic. cohorts. at. risk. of. inopportune. pregnancies. and. offers. incentives. to. delay. family. formation. ( tabooooooo). The idea was proposed by Garrett Hardin in Living within Limits and went ...
Joseph Henry Vogel, 2009
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The London Magazine
It is inopportune interference, according to Mr. Baron Graham, to stay for one moment the desirable consummation of consigning a man to a prison, and in this particular case the interference was the more inopportune as it was exerted in ...
John Scott, John Taylor, 1826
8
A Concordance to the Poems of Robert Browning
Whose tale was of an inoffensive tribe, 27957 Druses 4.216 Inopportune. " 'Howe' er inopportune it be, lets out — 134.20 Send. 3.648 It may be idle or inopportune 794.5 R. and B 7.1183 What is permissible or inopportune 874.76 R. and B.
9
Software Testing and Quality Assurance: Theory and Practice
Inopportune Events: A system is expected to discard invalid, or erroneous, events . On the other hand, inopportune events are normal events which occur at an inappropriate time. Example: Automated Teller Machine. Let us consider the user  ...
Sagar Naik, Piyu Tripathy, 2011
10
The Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces: History and ...
These objections led some theologians and bishops to reject the title, or to create careful interpretations of Mary's universal mediation of grace. In turn, these various interpretations formed the background for the “inopportune” objections.
Gloria Falcão Dodd, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INOPPORTUNE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term inopportune is used in the context of the following news items.
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No Internet access restricts many Pennsylvanians - The Morning Call
Her family has tried to use the public libraries in Philadelphia, but Emerson said library hours and time limits are inopportune. "I think Internet ... «Allentown Morning Call, Jul 15»
2
Gawker Conde Nast CFO-Escort Story: Pulled By Nick Denton …
The Geithner story comes at an inopportune moment for Gawker. This week, it was scheduled to square off against Hulk Hogan, who is suing ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
3
How to Become a Marvel Supervillain in 5 Easy Steps - ScreenCrush
Most Marvel villains aren't random strangers who wander into a hero's life at an inopportune moment; typically, they have an intricate backstory ... «ScreenCrush, Jul 15»
4
WB Yeats's grave may not contain his remains - The Irish Times
... administrative difficulties arise giving cause for suspicion; so that no inopportune explanation is given to the Irish present at the ceremony”. «Irish Times, Jul 15»
5
eBay Is Leaving Enterprise Behind | PYMNTS.com
Reports in The Wall Street Journal announcing the split called the news “inopportune” considering eBay's then-alleged efforts to divest its ... «PYMNTS.com, Jul 15»
6
'I drank 15 bottles and poured water on my legs to stay cool …
... with last year's winner Vincenzo Nibali finding himself in the second group due to an inopportune puncture. His team-mates dropped back for ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
7
Pup-Putt: Resort Welcomes Dogs on Golf Course | NBC Bay Area
... and not by a wagging tail; dogs can bark or jump on their human at an inopportune time or run off with the ball, if they're fleet of foot enough. «NBC Bay Area, Jul 15»
8
Boston Red Sox featured video and audio brought to you by WEEI …
... that is the war or they have you know revolutionary you know our grandparents passed away at the most inopportune times or is it out. I think. «WEEI.com, Jul 15»
9
STALLARD: Grief doesn't come with rule book - The Lufkin News …
Random objects unseen for years find their way to us at the most inopportune times. Just a couple of weeks ago, I was looking for something in ... «Lufkin Daily News, Jul 15»
10
Mediocre engineering, Failed management | The Online Citizen
However, at this inopportune time, we expect that they do their absolute very best to find and fix every flaw in the system. What kind of signal is ... «The Online Citizen, Jul 15»

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