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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: opportun, from Latin opportunus, from ob portum 'toward port'

opportune

adjective
     
op‧por‧tune formal
1

an opportune moment/time

a time that is suitable for doing something:
I waited, hoping for an opportune moment to discuss the possibility of a raise.
2 done at a very suitable time [≠ inopportune]:
an opportune remark
The law reforms were opportune and important.
opportunely adverb

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