seasonable

seasonable, timely, well-timed, opportune, pat can mean occurring or coming with peculiar appropriateness as to moment or present situation.
What is seasonable is perfectly suited to the season or time of year
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seasonable menus for hot August days

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seasonable weather

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or, by extension, fits in perfectly with the needs of the moment or the character of the occasion
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his caution was . . . seasonable, and his advice . . . good— Defoe

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weaves a seasonable garland of legend and fact from the flora of Christmas—London Calling

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What is timely is not only seasonable but comes or occurs at such a moment as to be of genuine value or service
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a timely book

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to me alone there came a thought of grief: a timely utterançe gave that thought relief— Wordsworth

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valuable objects may be saved from the flames by timely aid— Dickens

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What is well-timed is so timely as to suggest the appearance or the actual exercise of care, forethought, or design
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their well-timed and rapid charge decided the conflict— Gibbon

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the instruments needed to make their movements precise and well-timed were necessarily reduced to uniformity too— Mumford

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What is opportune fits directly into a given concurrence of circumstances or comes as if by accident in the nick of time and works to the advantage of those concerned
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the moment was not opportune for an uprising

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as if this was an encounter which was something more than convenient, something really opportuneWest

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the literary scene was too full of chaotic and short-lived movements to make the launching of a large work opportuneBarzun

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What is pat is perfectly adapted to the situation or-the moment
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a pat quotation

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or comes or occurs at the very moment it is needed
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a story so pat, you may think it is coined— Cowper

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had assuredly the air of a miracle, of something dreamed in a dream, of something pathetically and impossibly appropriate— pat, as they say— Bennett

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Analogous words: apropos, apposite, pertinent, *relevant: appropriate, happy, felicitous, apt (see FIT): welcome, grateful, gratifying (see PLEASANT)
Antonyms: unseasonable

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  • Seasonable — Sea son*a*ble, a. Occurring in good time, in due season, or in proper time for the purpose; suitable to the season; opportune; timely; as, a seasonable supply of rain. [1913 Webster] Mercy is seasonable in the time of affliction. Ecclus. xxxv. 20 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seasonable — seasonable, seasonal Seasonal means ‘occurring at or associated with a particular season’ (the farming year and its seasonal activities), whereas seasonable is a more judgemental word meaning ‘suitable for the season or time of year’ (All the… …   Modern English usage

  • seasonable — (adj.) late 14c., from SEASON (Cf. season) (n.) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Seasonably …   Etymology dictionary

  • seasonable — [adj] timely, appropriate apropos, apt, auspicious, convenient, favorable, fit, opportune, pertinent, propitious, prosperous, providential, relevant, seasonal, suitable, timeous, towardly, welcome, well timed; concept 558 Ant. inappropriate,… …   New thesaurus

  • seasonable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ usual for or appropriate to a particular season of the year …   English terms dictionary

  • seasonable — [sē′zənə bəl] adj. [ME sesonable] 1. suitable to or usual for the time of year 2. coming or done at the right time; opportune; timely SYN. TIMELY seasonableness n. seasonably adv …   English World dictionary

  • seasonable — adjective Date: 14th century 1. suitable to the season or circumstances ; timely < a seasonable frost > 2. occurring in good or proper time ; opportune < a seasonable time for discussion > • seasonableness noun • seasonably …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seasonable — seasonableness, n. seasonably, adv. /see zeuh neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. suitable to or characteristic of the season: seasonable weather. 2. timely; opportune: a seasonable suggestion. [1350 1400; ME sesounable. See SEASON, ABLE] Syn. 1. fit,… …   Universalium

  • seasonable — adjective a) Opportune; occurring at an appropriate or suitable time. Thomas Salusbury (1662): Nor is it seasonable to have to do with Hercules, whilst he is enraged, and amongst the Furies. b) Appropriate to the current season of the year. The… …   Wiktionary

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