seasonable, seasonal

seasonable, seasonal
Seasonable means "timely" or "appropriate to the season": "Seasonable rains resulted in an excellent wheat crop." "Cold weather is seasonable in February." Seasonal means "associated or connected with seasons," "what is controlled by, or depends on, seasons": "This decrease in employment is seasonal."

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  • seasonable — seasonable, seasonal Seasonal means ‘occurring at or associated with a particular season’ (the farming year and its seasonal activities), whereas seasonable is a more judgemental word meaning ‘suitable for the season or time of year’ (All the… …   Modern English usage

  • seasonal — seasonable, seasonal Seasonal means ‘occurring at or associated with a particular season’ (the farming year and its seasonal activities), whereas seasonable is a more judgemental word meaning ‘suitable for the season or time of year’ (All the… …   Modern English usage

  • seasonable — See seasonable, seasonal …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • seasonal — See seasonable, seasonal …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • seasonable — [adj] timely, appropriate apropos, apt, auspicious, convenient, favorable, fit, opportune, pertinent, propitious, prosperous, providential, relevant, seasonal, suitable, timeous, towardly, welcome, well timed; concept 558 Ant. inappropriate,… …   New thesaurus

  • seasonal — seasonally, adv. seasonalness, n. /see zeuh nl/, adj. 1. pertaining to, dependent on, or accompanying the seasons of the year or some particular season; periodical: seasonal work. n. 2. a seasonal product, employee, etc.: to hire seasonals. [1830 …   Universalium

  • seasonal — sea•son•al [[t]ˈsi zə nl[/t]] adj. 1) pertaining to, dependent on, or accompanying the seasons of the year or some particular season: seasonal work[/ex] 2) cvb a seasonal employee or product sea′son•al•ly, adv. usage: The adjectives seasonal and… …   From formal English to slang

  • seasonable — seasonableness, n. seasonably, adv. /see zeuh neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. suitable to or characteristic of the season: seasonable weather. 2. timely; opportune: a seasonable suggestion. [1350 1400; ME sesounable. See SEASON, ABLE] Syn. 1. fit,… …   Universalium

  • unseasonable — unseasonable, unseasonal Any difference in meaning corresponding to that of the positive forms (see seasonable, seasonal) has become irreparably eroded, and the two words are both used to describe circumstances (especially weather conditions)… …   Modern English usage

  • unseasonal — unseasonable, unseasonal Any difference in meaning corresponding to that of the positive forms (see seasonable, seasonal) has become irreparably eroded, and the two words are both used to describe circumstances (especially weather conditions)… …   Modern English usage

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