Definition of ill-timed in US English:

ill-timed

adjective

  • Done or occurring at an inappropriate time.

    ‘an extremely ill-timed announcement’
    • ‘The ambition was laudable but the execution was marred by a series of ill-timed and increasingly expensive acquisitions.’
    • ‘Often those attempting something positive were scythed down by ill-timed interventions.’
    • ‘The April festival has been sunk by an ill-timed deluge of rain.’
    • ‘The scheme is ill-timed, ill-judged, ill-planned and ill-prepared.’
    • ‘To use the occasion of his death to launch an attack on one aspect of his policy seems inappropriate, ill-timed, small-minded and tasteless.’
    • ‘The criticism was ill-timed, but all we can do is win football games and this performance answered everybody.’
    untimely, mistimed, badly timed
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Pronunciation

ill-timed