Love for Words — Timeous
February 1, 2016
___ A timeous person gets their taxes done early.
Definition via TheFreeDictionary.com
— in good time, sufficiently early
The word “timeous” combines time + ous, a suffix meaning “possessing” or “full of.” ‘Tis pronounced quaintly “TIME-ous” [TAHY-mus].
A timeous person aims to be “possessing” or “full of” time. They arrive early to appointments to be composed and prepared. They arrive early to airports to have ample time to get through security.
Meteorologists strive to give timeous warning before a storm. Passenger train conductors and crew work efficiently to deboard passengers at every stop to keep the train on a timeous schedule.
At what tasks or schedules do you feel it important for yourself to act in a timeous manner?
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