Definition of timely in English:



  • Done or occurring at a favorable or useful time; opportune.

    ‘a timely warning’
    • ‘She hopes it will serve as a timely warning because Scotland has an ageing population.’
    • ‘The arrangement will seek to ensure the timely flow of collections from the dealer.’
    • ‘In other words, a plot element should be deployed in a timely fashion and with proper dramatic emphasis.’
    • ‘I don't agree with everything he says but this is thoughtful stuff and timely.’
    • ‘He hails from a middle class family and the sponsorship is very useful and timely.’
    • ‘As a result, concerned citizens do not receive timely news about political issues that they want.’
    • ‘He hopes that it will serve as a timely reminder that going green really is a viable alternative to fossil fuels.’
    • ‘The obligation exists to give the principal timely warning of what he must do and when to protect himself.’
    • ‘He said that he had no concerns regarding the timely drafting of next year's budget.’
    • ‘In the first case, a timely coup could be sufficient to avert an invasion.’
    • ‘This adds unnecessary costs and hampers the ability to serve customers in a timely way.’
    • ‘We are not trying to make GPs reduce referrals, but to encourage a more timely and appropriate care.’
    • ‘It serves as a timely reminder of the bravery and determination of the Royal Navy and merchant seamen.’
    • ‘It seems it was no small task for their worker bees to get these up in a timely fashion.’
    • ‘There is nothing to reassure people that they will be given timely warning so that they can seek safety.’
    • ‘I am looking to the Government to provide timely answers to ensure that people can sleep safe in their beds.’
    • ‘This also serves as a timely reminder to all members that renewal of membership is now due.’
    • ‘Overall, this is a timely and useful review of a topic that has assumed major importance in health care.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, prayers are going up thick and fast for the film and its timely release.’
    • ‘Most concerned fees, valuations and the timely passing on of information to buyers and sellers.’
    opportune, well timed, at the right time, prompt, punctual, convenient, appropriate, suitable, apt, fitting, expedient, felicitous
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