One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Usual for or appropriate to a particular season of the year.‘the seasonable temperatures’
usual, expected, predictable, normal for the time of year, appropriate to the time of yearView synonyms
- ‘Because of the lack of storage space it would be helpful if clothing is seasonable (warm clothing at this time of year).’
- ‘Should the weather turn more seasonable this week, some planters will begin moving to the fields.’
- ‘All the married couples received seasonable gifts at Christmas and the smokers one ounce of tobacco.’
- ‘The Gucci windows with their huge globe with the ‘fluttering snow’ are seasonable and trendy.’
- ‘Located in Shenyang, northeastern China, Euro-Asia will be able to transport fresh and seasonable produce to Japan conveniently, he said.’
- ‘They knew when and where to be to take advantage of a seasonable abundance.’
2archaic Coming at the right time or meeting the needs of the occasion; opportune.
opportune, advantageous, favourable, auspicious, propitious, heaven-sent, welcome, golden, good, right, lucky, happy, fortunate, benign, felicitous, timely, well timed, ripe, convenient, expedientView synonyms
- ‘In the early sixth century B.C., Anaximander made the Hesiodic idea of seasonable action the basis of his cosmology.’
- ‘Another of the societies' publications celebrated the arrests of prostitutes' clients because younger men were then ‘by this seasonable chance… discouraged and turned… from following such sinful courses.’’
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