Timely synonyms

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Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; propitious:
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Occurring or done at an opportune time:
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Clearly related to a matter at hand.
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at an opportune time
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That suits a given purpose, occasion, condition, propriety, etc.; fitting; appropriate; apt
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Right for the purpose; suitable; fit; proper
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Keeping up with what is most recent in style, taste, information, etc.
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Having the qualities of news; timely and important or interesting
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Appropriate; proper:
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(of an event) Happening at the appointed time
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Meaningful or purposeful in current society or culture:
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Likely to be a hindrance; disadvantageous:
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The definition of inappropriate is someone or something that is not within the bounds of what is considered appropriate or socially acceptable.
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Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
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Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.
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The definition of contemporary is existing at the same time or of the present time period.
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The definition of convenient is something easy to do, causes little trouble or easy to get to.
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Of or belonging to an initial stage of development:
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Convenient but based on a concern for self-interest rather than principle:
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The definition of fitting is something appropriate or expected.
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The definition of lucky is someone who has good fortune, something that brings good fortune, or something that results from good fortune and chance.
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Showing promise of success, excellence, etc.
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Accurate, strictly applied.
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Fortunate, as if occurring through the intervention of Providence; lucky. [from 18th c.]
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Coming or done at the right time; opportune; timely
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Of, relating to, or limited by time:
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Of, arranged by, or relating to a particular topic or topics:
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The definition of inopportune is something that occurs at an inconvenient time.
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At an inopportune time
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Not appropriate:
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Pleasing or desirable
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Propitious; favorable:
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Quick, acting without delay.
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Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time
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A continuous, measurable quantity in which events occur in a sequence proceeding from the past through the present to the future.
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Used synonymously with reasonably.
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Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date:
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Coming or done at the wrong time; inopportune
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Synonym Study

  • Seasonable applies literally to that which is suited to the season of the year or, figuratively, to the moment or occasion seasonable weather
  • Opportune refers to that which is so timed, often as if by accident, as to meet exactly the needs of the occasion the opportune arrival of a supply train
  • Timely applies to that which happens or is done at an appropriate time, esp. at such a time as to be of help or service a timely interruption
Find another word for timely. In this page you can discover 45 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for timely, like: auspicious, fitting the times, well-timed, pertinent, apropos, opportune, propitious, in-good-time, suitable, appropriate and up-to-date.