Definitions for: 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: adverse, harmful, improper, inauspicious, indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unfavorable, unfavourable, unseemly

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