Untoward meaning

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The definition of untoward is inappropriate, unexpected or unwanted.

Unwelcome flirtations are an example of untoward flirtations.

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Inappropriate, improper, unseemly, etc.

An untoward remark.

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Improper; unseemly.

Untoward behavior.

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Unfavorable or adverse.

An untoward incident.

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Awkward; clumsy.
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(medicine) Side effects.
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Not favorable or fortunate; adverse, inauspicious, etc.

Untoward circumstances.

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Stubborn or unruly.
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Origin of untoward

  • un- +"Ž toward

    From Wiktionary