Definition of ill-timed in English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘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 April festival has been sunk by an ill-timed deluge of rain.’
    • ‘The scheme is ill-timed, ill-judged, ill-planned and ill-prepared.’
    • ‘The criticism was ill-timed, but all we can do is win football games and this performance answered everybody.’
    untimely, mistimed, badly timed
    premature, early, hasty
    inopportune, inconvenient, awkward, unwelcome
    inappropriate, unsuitable, inapt
    disadvantageous, unfavourable, unfortunate, inept
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