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timely

time·ly

timely

 
 
pronunciation:
taIm li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: timelier, timeliest
definition: occurring punctually or at just the right moment.
Your timely payments are appreciated.The doctor's timely arrival saved the patient's life.Her timely suggestion prevented a great deal of embarrassment.
synonyms:
opportune, seasonable, well-timed
antonyms:
ill-timed, untimely
similar words:
expedient, favorable, felicitous, propitious, punctual, ripe
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part of speech: adverb
definition: in time; opportunely.
synonyms:
opportunely, seasonably
antonyms:
untimely
similar words:
expediently
derivation: timeliness (n.)