V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: suitable for a purpose or occurring at the right time

Synonyms: appropriate, fitting, apt, auspicious, fortuitous, timely, fortunate

Antonyms: inopportune

Tips: Opportune is derived from the Latin opportunus, meaning “favorable.” An opportune time for something is a favorable time. Think, "good opportunity."

Usage Examples:

The family dinner was an opportune time for the young couple to announce their engagement. (appropriate)

Our morning meeting will provide an opportune time to discuss our strategic plan. (convenient, apt)

I’m trying to find the most opportune time to ask my boss for a promotion. (auspicious, apt)

We had just cleaned the house, so it was an opportune time to have guests drop by to see us. (convenient, suitable)

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