AskDefine | Define opportune

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opportune adj
1 suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose; "an opportune place to make camp"; "an opportune arrival" [ant: inopportune]
2 at a convenient or suitable time; "an opportune time to receive guests" [syn: favorable, favourable]

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  1. Suitable for some particular purpose.
    This would be an opportune spot for a picnic
  2. At a convenient or advantageous time.
    The opportune arrival of the bus cut short the boring conversation



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