happening after the scheduled or agreed time The untimely payment was made three weeks after the contracted payment date.
happening too soon or sooner than normal Jimi Hendrix played at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival just weeks before his untimely death.
happening at an unsuitable time His untimely return after battle coincided with his former fiancee's wedding celebrations.
- They treated the acceptance as untimely.
- The untimely amendment was improper.
- Delivery was untimely.