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Untoward

Untoward Meaning & Definition
Untoward Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Untoward?

[adj] contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
[adj] not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society; "was buried with indecent haste"; "indecorous behavior"; "language unbecoming to a lady"; "unseemly to use profanity"; "moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Untoward: adverse | harmful | improper | inauspicious | indecent | indecorous | unbecoming | uncomely | unfavorable | unfavourable | unseemly

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Untoward In Webster's Dictionary

\Un*to"ward\, prep. [Unto + -ward.] Toward. [Obs.] --Gower.
\Un*to"ward\, a. [Pref. un- not + toward.] 1. Froward; perverse. ``Save yourselves from this untoward generation.'' --Acts ii. 40. 2. Awkward; ungraceful. ``Untoward words.'' --Creech. ``Untoward manner.'' --Swift. 3. Inconvenient; troublesome; vexatious; unlucky; unfortunate; as, an untoward wind or accident. -- {Un*to"ward*ly}, adv. -- {Un*to"ward*ness}, n.

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