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Meaning of UNTIMELY

Pronunciation:  un'tImlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  too soon; in a premature manner; "I spoke prematurely"
  2. [adj]  uncommonly early or before the expected time; "illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end"
  3. [adj]  badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"

UNTIMELY is a 8 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: early, ill timed(p), ill-timed(a), inopportune, premature, prematurely, unseasonable, wrong



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Un*time"ly\, a.
    Not timely; done or happening at an unnatural, unusual, or
    improper time; unseasonable; premature; inopportune; as,
    untimely frosts; untimely remarks; an untimely death.
  2. \Un*time"ly\, adv.
    Out of the natural or usual time; inopportunely; prematurely;
    unseasonably. ``Let them know . . . what's untimely done.''