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Word: inopportune

Definition: untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen


Sentences Containing 'inopportune'

In order to extricate himself from the Polish "impasse", the emperor again had recourse to his expedient — always fruitless because always inopportune — of a congress.
Moreover, asking for more money to keep a bankrupt business going was inopportune.
The timing was particularly inopportune for Osbourne, who was at the time facing allegations that his song "Suicide Solution" had influenced a fan to commit suicide.

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