time´li|ness

time´li|ness
time|ly «TYM lee», adjective, -li|er, -li|est, adverb.
–adj.
1. at the right time; opportune: »

The timely arrival of the firemen prevented the fire from destroying the building.

2. Archaic. early.
–adv.
1. at the right time; opportunely; seasonably.
2. Archaic. early; soon.
time´li|ness, noun.
Synonym Study adjective. 1 Timely, opportune mean well-timed or especially suited to the time or occasion. Timely describes something perfectly suited to the time or circumstance, coming or happening just when it will be most useful or valuable: »

Sunday's paper contained a timely article on wise buying and foolish spending.

Opportune describes either the moment or occasion most favorable for doing something, or an event or action happening or done at exactly the right and most advantageous moment: »

The invitation came at an opportune moment.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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