Definition of seasonable in English:



  • 1Usual for or appropriate to a particular season of the year.

    ‘seasonable temperatures’
    • ‘Because of the lack of storage space it would be helpful if clothing is seasonable (warm clothing at this time of year).’
    • ‘Located in Shenyang, northeastern China, Euro-Asia will be able to transport fresh and seasonable produce to Japan conveniently, he said.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Should the weather turn more seasonable this week, some planters will begin moving to the fields.’
    • ‘They knew when and where to be to take advantage of a seasonable abundance.’
    usual, expected, predictable, normal for the time of year, appropriate to the time of year
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  • 2archaic Coming at the right time or meeting the needs of the occasion; opportune.

    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘In the early sixth century B.C., Anaximander made the Hesiodic idea of seasonable action the basis of his cosmology.’
    opportune, advantageous, favourable, auspicious, propitious, heaven-sent, welcome, golden, good, right, lucky, happy, fortunate, benign, felicitous, timely, well timed, ripe, convenient, expedient
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Is it seasonable or seasonal? Seasonable means ‘usual or suitable for the season’ or ‘opportune’: although seasonable, the weather was not warm enough for a picnic. Seasonal means ‘of, depending on, or varying with the season’: seasonal changes in labor requirements draw migrant workers to the area in spring and fall