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1(of a time) especially convenient or appropriate for a particular action or event:‘he couldn't have arrived at a less opportune moment’
auspicious, propitious, favourable, advantageous, heaven-sent, golden, good, right, lucky, happy, fortunate, benign, providential, felicitoustimely, well timed, ripe, convenient, expedient, suitable, appropriate, apt, fitting, relevant, applicable, pertinentseasonableView synonyms
- ‘This is perhaps the most opportune time to make a beginning.’
- ‘It is therefore an opportune time to review what distinguishes this centre of learning from other universities.’
- ‘She said it was an opportune time to encourage the formation and growth of small rural-based food enterprises on a regional basis.’
- ‘We find this an opportune time to write this piece as high stakes testing currently looms large over schools, teachers, and students.’
- ‘The beginning of the academic year is an opportune time to reflect on education and its role in society.’
- ‘If it must be sold, wait for the opportune time in the markets.’
- ‘Journalists alarmed by the directions of both the profession and journalism education said the initiative comes at an opportune time.’
- ‘This is an intriguing and opportune time to launch a new journal dedicated to the study of the presidents, first ladies, and White House.’
- ‘With so much bad weather, surely this is an opportune time to sit down and put something together, and who knows, you could be lucky.’
- ‘According to Cohen, 2001 was an opportune time to launch.’
- ‘Now is an opportune time to kick off a pan-national campaign for energy conservation.’
- ‘This is an opportune time for nurses to make their voices heard and help design the policies that eventually will affect their nursing practice.’
- ‘He believes this to be an opportune time for the further implementation and acceptance of the arts in health care.’
- ‘So it is an opportune time to consider an investment into the Middle East and North Africa.’
- ‘The three grants totalling US $7.3 million given to Zambia by Japan could not have come at a more opportune time.’
- ‘I decided that this was the opportune time for me to make my move.’
- ‘Now this could be an opportune time to have a look at our own railway lines and get a few facts or fallacies cleared up once and for all.’
- ‘It is an opportune time to reduce hazards around your home in the lead up to summer conditions.’
- ‘He also believed it was an opportune time to walk away.’
- ‘Snake Pilot by Randy Zahn comes along at an opportune time.’
- 1.1 Done or occurring at a favourable time; well timed:‘the opportune use of humour to lower tension’
favourable, auspicious, promising, providential, advantageous, fortunate, lucky, optimistic, bright, happy, rosy, full of promise, heaven-sent, hopeful, beneficialView synonyms
- ‘This would facilitate the opportune identification of patients who would benefit from treatment.’
Late Middle English: from Old French opportun(e), from Latin opportunus, from ob- in the direction of + portus harbour, originally describing the wind driving towards the harbour, hence seasonable.
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