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Definition of untimely adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1happening too soon or sooner than is normal or expected synonym premature She met a tragic and untimely death at 25. A cough at the doorway brought an untimely end to their embrace.
  2. 2happening at a time or in a situation that is not suitable synonym ill-timed His interruption was untimely. opposite timely
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