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opportune

Use the adjective opportune to describe especially good timing. A snowstorm is an opportune time to make extra money shoveling your neighbor's driveway.

You can see the word opportunity in opportune. Both words come from the Latin word opportunus, meaning "favorable," which itself is derived from a phrase that describes wind blowing toward a port. Just as the wind helps speed ships toward shore, something that is opportune offers favorable circumstances for accomplishing something or doing something.

Definitions of opportune
  1. adjective
    suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose
    “an opportune place to make camp”
    “an opportune arrival”
    Synonyms:
    advantageous
    giving an advantage
    good, right, ripe
    most suitable or right for a particular purpose
    seasonable, timely, well timed, well-timed
    done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
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    Antonyms:
    inopportune
    not opportune
    disadvantageous
    constituting a disadvantage
    ill-timed, unseasonable, untimely, wrong
    badly timed
    inconvenient
    not conveniently timed
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