Definition of inopportune adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈɒpətjuːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˌɑːpərˈtuːn//
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happening at a bad time synonym inappropriate, inconvenient They arrived at an inopportune moment. opposite opportune Word Originearly 16th cent.: from Latin inopportunus, from in- ‘not’ + opportunus, from ob- ‘in the direction of’ + portus ‘harbour’, originally describing the wind driving towards the harbour, hence ‘seasonable’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inopportune