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Meaning of UNTOWARD

Pronunciation:  `untu'wowrd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
  2. [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"

UNTOWARD is a 8 letter word that starts with U.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Un*to"ward\, prep. [Unto + -ward.]
    Toward. [Obs.] --Gower.
  2. \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.