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Ti'meless. adj. [from time.]

  1. Unseasonable; done at an improper time.

    Nor fits it to prolong the heav'nly feast
    Timeless, indecent, but to retire to rest.
    Pope's Odyssey.

  2. Untimely; immature; done before the proper time.

    A pack of sorrows, which would press you down,
    If unprevented, to your timeless grave.

                        Noble Gloster's death,
    Who wrought it with the king, and who perform'd
    The bloody office of his timeless end.
    Shakesp. Rich. II,

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393) · Shakespeare's Richard II (40) · Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona (41)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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