suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose
"an opportune place to make camp"; "an opportune arrival"
Suitable for some particular purpose.
This would be an opportune spot for a picnic
At a convenient or advantageous time.
The opportune arrival of the bus cut short the boring conversation
Origin: opportunus, from the phrase: ob portum veniens ("coming towards a port").
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
op-or-tūn′, adj. present at a proper time: timely: convenient.—adv. Opportune′ly.—ns. Opportune′ness; Opportun′ism, practice of regulating principles by favourable opportunities without regard to consistency; Opportun′ist, a politician who waits for events before declaring his opinions: a person without settled principles; Opportun′ity, an opportune or convenient time: a good occasion or chance. [Fr.,—L. opportunus—ob, before, portus, a harbour.]
The numerical value of opportune in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of opportune in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The EpiPen situation couldn't have come at a more opportune time.
I am not aware of that, the pope will do what he thinks is most opportune.
They may be bringing forward some turnarounds because it's opportune as well.
We don't need acquisitions, the EpiPen situation couldn't have come at a more opportune time.
Influencing investigations because the result they might have doesn't seem politically opportune is an intolerable intervention in the independence of the judiciary.
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Translations for opportune
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- oportúCatalan, Valencian
- opportun, passende, belejligDanish
- ócáideach, tráthúilIrish
- appropriato, opportuno, adatto, giustoItalian
- geschikt, gelegen, passend, gunstigDutch
- adequado, apropriado, oportuno, convenientePortuguese
- adecvat, oportun, potrivitRomanian
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