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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-tō′ard, adj. not easily guided: froward: awkward: inconvenient—also Untō′wardly.—n. Untō′wardliness.—adv. Untō′wardly.—n. Untō′wardness.
drawn out, drawn-out
The numerical value of untoward in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of untoward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A ragged colt may prove a good horse. And so may an untoward slovenly boy prove a decent and useful man.
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.
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.
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.
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
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- صعب المراسArabic
- 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
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