Synonyms for opportune

Grammar : Adj
Spell : op-er-toon, -tyoon
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɒp ərˈtun, -ˈtyun

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Définition of opportune

Origin :
  • c.1400, from Old French opportun and directly from Latin opportunus "fit, convenient, suitable, favorable," from the phrase ob portum veniens "coming toward a port," in reference to the wind, from ob "to, toward" (see ob-) + portus "harbor" (see port (n.1)). Related: Opportunely.
  • adj advantageous, lucky
Example sentences :
  • It is not my fault, Bella, the opportune gentleman don't come!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • If it be a loan, Seor, I fear that the time is not opportune.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • He was the mountain peddler, and to-day, at least, his visit was opportune.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • Hagthorpe announced at once that the proposal was opportune.
  • Extract from : « Captain Blood » by Rafael Sabatini
  • For, whatever it may have been to others, to us your raid upon Barbados was most opportune.
  • Extract from : « Captain Blood » by Rafael Sabatini
  • This popular display of temper was most opportune to his need, he thought.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Now may God bless this fool for the most opportune of traitors!
  • Extract from : « Love-at-Arms » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Who else but Rosa Lemont could have been so opportune and so effective in her action?
  • Extract from : « They of the High Trails » by Hamlin Garland
  • This hour so opportune was also most inopportune,—such sorrow at home!
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866 » by Various
  • But how in the world did you happen to appear at such an opportune moment?
  • Extract from : « Frank Merriwell Down South » by Burt L. Standish

Antonyms for opportune

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