Definitions for untowardʌnˈtɔrd, -ˈtoʊrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•to•wardʌnˈtɔrd, -ˈtoʊrd(adj.)

  1. unfavorable or unfortunate.

  2. improper.

  3. Archaic. froward; perverse.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. adverse, inauspicious, untoward(adj)

    contrary to your interests or welfare

    "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"


  1. untoward(Adjective)

    Unfavourable, adverse, or disadvantageous.

  2. untoward(Adjective)

    Unruly, troublesome.

  3. untoward(Adjective)

    Unseemly, improper.

  4. untoward(Adjective)

    side effects

Webster Dictionary

  1. Untoward


  2. Untoward(adj)

    froward; perverse

  3. Untoward(adj)

    awkward; ungraceful

  4. Untoward(adj)

    inconvenient; troublesome; vexatious; unlucky; unfortunate; as, an untoward wind or accident

Anagrams of untoward

  1. drawn out, drawn-out

  2. outdrawn

  3. Drawn out

  4. Drawn-out


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