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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (badly-timed)
a. inopportune
La pregunta de mi hermana sobre mi novio fue muy inoportuna porque ese día acababa de romper con él.My sister's question about my boyfriend was very inopportune because I had broken up with him that day.
b. untimely
Nunca olvidaré la inoportuna aparición de mi ex en mi boda.I will never forget the untimely appearance of my ex at my wedding.
2. (unsuitable)
a. inconvenient
La inoportuna broma que gastó Pedro al niño nos pareció de mal gusto a todos.The inconvenient joke Pedro played on the child seemed tasteless to everyone.
3. (unfortunate)
a. inappropriate
Hacer un comentario jocoso sobre el ataúd durante el funeral fue muy inoportuno.Making a funny comment about the coffin during the funeral was very inappropriate.
b. ill-timed
Criticar la organización de la conferencia cuando los micros aún estaban abiertos fue muy inoportuno.Criticizing the organization of the conference when the mics were still on was very ill-timed.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (en mal momento)
a. inopportune, untimely
2. (molesto)
a. inconvenient
3. (inadecuado)
a. inappropriate
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1 [+momento] inopportune; untimely
2 (molesto) inconvenient
3 [+comportamiento, comentario] inappropriate
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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