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Definition of "ill-timed" []

  • Done or occurring at an inappropriate time; untimely. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ill-timed" in a sentence
  • "U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called on NATO allies and other nations with troops in Afghanistan not to make what he called "ill-timed, precipitous, or uncoordinated" withdrawals after the United States begins its gradual drawdown in July."
  • "He has said he would limit himself to teaching if he returned, and his spokeswoman rejected the notion his return would be ill-timed."
  • "Or the purposely ill-timed Spirit Airlines ads about oil on the beaches of the Gulf Coast?"