• WordNet 3.6
    • adv inopportunely at an inconvenient time "he arrived inopportunely just as we sat down for dinner","she answered malapropos"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Inopportunely Not opportunely; unseasonably; inconveniently.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inopportunely In an inopportune manner; unseasonably; at an inconvenient time.
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  • Leon Trotsky
    “In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.”


In literature:

The old amorist observed it, and made a tremendous effort to overcome his most inopportune drowsiness.
"Fantômas" by Pierre Souvestre
Deep devotion is sometimes a little erratic; always afraid of doing too little, doing it badly or inopportunely.
"Gold Dust" by E. L. E. B.
How was he going to get rid of this inopportune fellow?
"The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton" by Wardon Allan Curtis
Philip Danvers was not one to be ignored, no matter how inopportune the time.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
He was hopelessly bewildered, and wondered if her native humour had inopportunely failed her and she had gone mad.
"Her Ladyship's Elephant" by David Dwight Wells
Richard at this inopportune moment took occasion to sail to Ireland.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Never was a similar war more irrational or inopportune.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by Fran├žois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The devil that lived in the brandy prompted Dirkovitch at this extremely inopportune moment to make a speech.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
Like most yielding husbands, he was subject to unaccountable fits of stubbornness, and seized this inopportune occasion to indulge in one.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
Others might be with her and the moment inopportune for our encounter.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
At this inopportune moment Mosby made a charge which broke our column.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
But he had hoped that the Prefect would die, and the news of his rapid recovery seemed strangely inopportune.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
But believe me, the present time is most inopportune.
"Windyridge" by W. Riley
Nothing disagreeable, nothing wearisome, nothing inopportune, can be intruded upon them.
"The Fortunes Of Glencore" by Charles James Lever
Of course the expression changed, but not quickly enough to prevent Aspatria seeing that her visit was inopportune.
"A Rose of a Hundred Leaves" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
He was never inopportune.
"The Pace That Kills" by Edgar Saltus
Oliver Drew's forty had been a part of this until Oliver's inopportune arrival.
"The Heritage of the Hills" by Arthur P. Hankins
Our meeting, however, is not inopportune, as they say in books; and I would have speech with you, gentle knight.
"Rosalind at Red Gate" by Meredith Nicholson
I'm sorry it has fallen so inopportunely, Louis.
"Max Carrados" by Ernest Bramah
Beyond this inopportune gardener, they came in sight of certain haymakers, and turning from these were close to the house once more.
"Contraband" by G. J. Whyte-Melville

In news:

Cutbacks in search for aliens coming at inopportune time.
Nostalgia bites at the most inopportune times.
Word-Vomit- The uncontrollable act of stating valid facts at an often inopportune time in conversation.
It can happen at the most inopportune moment: in the middle of a delightful conversation at a party, at a restaurant with new friends, while you're lunching with co-workers, during a family meal.
At a most inopportune time, the Balkans are back.
The NTSB says it's switching to Apple's iPhone 5 because BlackBerrys "have been failing both at inopportune times and at an unacceptable rate".
Faces change in sports for a lot of reasons and sometimes at the most inopportune times.
Everyone has their imperfections, Ficker believes, and hecklers just need to highlight these imperfections, loudly, at inopportune times.
The post-Hurricane Katrina era is presenting a flood of challenges for uneasy marketers at the most inopportune time.
With injuries plaguing defense and a sudden change in offensive leadership, Ravens face Manning at inopportune time.
They break down at the most inopportune times, too.
5, 2010) I blurt things out at inopportune times.
Doing things before problems occur in an effort to prevent inopportune failures.
The Democrats have an impending problem surfacing at an inopportune time, the investigation of Rep Charles Rangel (D-NY) by the House Ethics Committee.
It happened to our family at the most inopportune time.

In science:

It may be that the inopportune occurrence of superconductivity obstructs the view of what would be the low-energy quasiparticle behavior.
Electrodynamics of correlated electron systems