seasonable vs seasonal vs unseasonable vs unseasonal : Common Errors in English

About seasonable vs seasonal vs unseasonable vs unseasonal

“Seasonable” means “appropriate to the season.” In North America hot summer days are seasonable. Untypical weather is unseasonable. “Seasonal” is used to label something that changes with the season. Holiday sales in December and visits to water parks are seasonal, not seasonable. However, “Unseasonal” is not a standard form. When it is used, the writer usually means “unseasonable.”

seasonable Meaning(s)

  • (a) in keeping with the season
  • (s) done or happening at the appropriate or proper time

seasonal Meaning(s)

  • (n) a worker who finds employment only in certain seasons
  • (a) occurring at or dependent on a particular season

unseasonable Meaning(s)

  • (a) not in keeping with (and usually undesirable for) the season
  • (s) badly timed

seasonable in News

  1. Cooler afternoon

    Looking a little more seasonable today with lower humidity and highs in the middle 80s! Typical June conditions (mid to...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FOX 4 Kansas City

  2. KFDX Southern Oklahoma Forecast: June 7, 2013

    It will be a great day across Southern Oklahoma with a mostly sunny sky and seasonable temperatures.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: KFDX Wichita Falls

seasonal in News

  1. Gold & oil look to seasonal charts for insight

    Seasonal charts allow us to look at what the average price for an investment does during a specific time of the year. The gold and oil seasonal charts below clearly show that we are entering a time where price tends to drift higher.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Resource Investor

  2. Enticing Gold and Oil

    Seasonal charts indicate higher gold and oil prices are in the offing. But don't wait too long.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: via Yahoo! Finance

  3. CRE Pricing Strengthens Following Seasonal Slowdown

    Commercial real estate prices resumed broad-based gains in April, shaking off the effects of a seasonal slowdown in the first quarter, according to the latest CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) release. The equal-weighted and value-weighted U.S. Composite Indices posted solid monthly gains in April of 1.9% and 1.1%, respectively, as market fundamentals continued to improve across all ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CoStar Group

unseasonable in News

  1. DuPont Dampens Outlook After Cooler Spring

    The diversified manufacturer blamed unseasonable weather in North America and Europe for affecting second-quarter revenue.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FOX Business

  2. H: 95° | L: 71°

    LITTLE ROCK, AR - Now doubt, summer has arrived. Because of an unseasonable spring, Arkansas farmers are struggling to catch up. At the River Market in Little Rock, the Farmer's Market is open for business with fresh fruits, vegetables and just about anything you could ask for.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KARK Little Rock

  3. Poor weather closes city pools, impacting city and pool staff

    Poor, unseasonable weather conditions have made for a tough spring and summer season across the viewing area. In Aberdeen, it's costing the city more than $50,000 because people aren't enjoying the great outdoors.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: KSFY Sioux Falls

unseasonal in News

  • Christmas in June

    •Tom Rutland installs Christmas decorations in the June heat Wednesday on State Line Avenue. The unseasonal decorations are out for the MGM remake of The Town that Dreaded Sundown filming in downtown Texarkana next week. ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Texarkana Gazette

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