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English definition of “untimely”

untimely

adjective     /ʌnˈtaɪm.li/ formal
describes something bad that happens unexpectedly early or at a time that is not suitable : It was this passion for fast cars that led to his untimely death at the age of 43.Not expected or plannedInconvenience
(Definition of untimely adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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