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untimely adj
1 badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke" [syn: ill-timed(a), ill timed(p), unseasonable, wrong]
2 uncommonly early or before the expected time; "illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end" [syn: premature] adv : too soon; in a premature manner; "I spoke prematurely" [syn: prematurely]

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