Seasonable vs Seasonal - What's the difference?

seasonable | seasonal |


As adjectives the difference between seasonable and seasonal

is that seasonable is opportune; occurring at an appropriate or suitable time while seasonal is of, related to or reliant on a season or period of the year, especially with regard to weather characteristics.

As a noun seasonal is

anything that is seasonal, such as a financial trend, a product for sale, or an employee.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

seasonable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Opportune; occurring at an appropriate or suitable time.
  • Thomas Salusbury (1662):' ''Nor is it '''seasonable to have to do with Hercules, whil'st he is enraged, and amongst the Furies.
  • Appropriate to the current season of the year.
  • The temperature outside was quite seaonable , neither warmer nor colder than I had expected.
  • *1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
  • *:It was a wild, cold, seasonable night of March, with a pale moon, lying on her back as though the wind had tilted her, and flying wrack of the most diaphanous and lawny texture.
  • (obsolete) Ephemeral; lasting for just one season.
  • (obsolete) In season (said of game when it is legal to be hunted and killed).
  • (obsolete) Well-seasoned; matured (e.g. timber).
  • Antonyms

    * unseasonable

    Derived terms

    * seasonableness

    References

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    seasonal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, related to or reliant on a season or period of the year, especially with regard to weather characteristics.
  • :It is a seasonal swimming pool.
  • Antonyms

    * unseasonal

    Derived terms

    * seasonal affective disorder

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything that is seasonal, such as a financial trend, a product for sale, or an employee.