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Definition of "opportune" []

  • Suited or right for a particular purpose: an opportune place to make camp. (adjective)
  • Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time: an opportune arrival. (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 "opportune" in a sentence
  • "And sure enough, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, acknowledging that Zelaya's gambit has indeed changed the terms of the debate, issued a statement saying that the time was "opportune" to restore Zelaya to the presidency."
  • "Not much of a stargazer, myself, as that type of "opportune" brillance can be blinding."
  • "He thinks it so; otherwise, He would not have revealed His Trinitarian Nature until a more 'opportune' time."