Definitions for untowardʌnˈtɔrd, -ˈtoʊrd

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word untoward

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"

Wiktionary

  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

    toward

  2. Untoward(adj)

    froward; perverse

  3. Untoward(adj)

    awkward; ungraceful

  4. Untoward(adj)

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Untoward

    un-tō′ard, adj. not easily guided: froward: awkward: inconvenient—also Untō′wardly.—n. Untō′wardliness.—adv. Untō′wardly.—n. Untō′wardness.

Anagrams for untoward »

  1. drawn out, drawn-out

  2. outdrawn

  3. Drawn out

  4. Drawn-out

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of untoward in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of untoward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Kelly:

    A ragged colt may prove a good horse. And so may an untoward slovenly boy prove a decent and useful man.

  2. Ruari Ewing:

    Our members take their responsibilities in this area extremely seriously, and were something untoward to be found out by this review, I would be surprised.

  3. Ashley Alder:

    If you react to that by piling more intervention on intervention, you encourage more untoward risk taking and you end up with even greater amount of mis-priced risk.

  4. Charlotte Guttridge:

    Throughout the trip, Otto behaved as a typical tourist - taking pictures, enjoying himself. We had no indication that anything untoward had happened until the airport.

  5. Philippine Defense Minister Voltaire Gazmin:

    The US expressed alarm on unilateral activities that are inconsistent with international law, unilateral actions escalate tensions which may lead to actual conflict. Actions that could lead to accidents and untoward incidents due to miscalculations should be avoided.

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Translations for untoward

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • desfavorable, adverso, impropio, problemático, desventajosoSpanish
  • déplacé, inopportun, nocif, désavantagieux, ennuyeux, irrégulierFrench
  • անբարենպաստ, անվայելուչ, կամակոր, համառ, ձախորդ, անվայել, անպատշաճ, անհնազանդ, դժբախտArmenian
  • onbetamelijk, vervelend, onregeld, schadelijk, ongunstig, onwelvoeglijkDutch
  • ufinNorwegian
  • nevhodnýSlovak

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