Definitions for untowardʌnˈtɔrd, -ˈtoʊrd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
unfavorable or unfortunate.
Archaic. froward; perverse.
Origin of untoward:
indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untoward(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"
adverse, inauspicious, untoward(adj)
contrary to your interests or welfare
"adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
Unfavourable, adverse, or disadvantageous.
inconvenient; troublesome; vexatious; unlucky; unfortunate; as, an untoward wind or accident