opportune remark


opportune remark
comment made at the right time, remark made at the proper moment

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • opportune — opportunely, adv. opportuneness, n. /op euhr toohn , tyoohn /, adj. 1. appropriate, favorable, or suitable: an opportune phrase for the occasion. 2. occurring or coming at an appropriate time; well timed: an opportune warning. [1375 1425; late ME …   Universalium

  • opportune — op|por|tune [ˈɔpətju:n US ˌa:pərˈtu:n] adj formal [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: opportun, from Latin opportunus, from ob portum toward port ] 1.) an opportune moment/time a time that is suitable for doing something ▪ I waited, hoping for an …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • opportune — adjective formal 1 an opportune moment/time a time that is suitable for doing something: Deborah was waiting for an opportune moment to ask for a raise. 2 done at a very suitable time: an opportune remark opposite inopportune opportunely adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • op´por|tune´ness — op|por|tune «OP uhr TOON, TYOON», adjective. fortunate or well chosen; suitable; favorable: »You have come at a most opportune moment, for I need your advice. An opportune remark kept me from a disastrous investment. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under… …   Useful english dictionary

  • op´por|tune´ly — op|por|tune «OP uhr TOON, TYOON», adjective. fortunate or well chosen; suitable; favorable: »You have come at a most opportune moment, for I need your advice. An opportune remark kept me from a disastrous investment. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under… …   Useful english dictionary

  • op|por|tune — «OP uhr TOON, TYOON», adjective. fortunate or well chosen; suitable; favorable: »You have come at a most opportune moment, for I need your advice. An opportune remark kept me from a disastrous investment. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under timely. (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • timely — adjective his refresher course on giving CPR proved to be very timely Syn: opportune, well timed, at the right time, convenient, appropriate, expedient, seasonable, felicitous See note at opportune •• timely, opportune, propitious, seasonable… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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  • Luther, Martin — • Leader of the great religious revolt of the sixteenth century in Germany; born at Eisleben, 10 November, 1483; died at Eisleben, 18 February, 1546 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Luther, Martin      …   Catholic encyclopedia


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