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untoward


adjective

  1. unfavorable or unfortunate: Untoward circumstances forced him into bankruptcy.
  2. improper: untoward social behavior.
  3. Archaic. froward; perverse.

adjective

  1. characterized by misfortune, disaster, or annoyance
  2. not auspicious; adverse; unfavourable
  3. unseemly or improper
  4. out of the ordinary; out of the way
  5. archaic refractory; perverse
  6. obsolete awkward, ungainly, or uncouth

adj.1520s, “not having inclination” (to or for something), also “difficult to manage, unruly,” from un- (1) “not” + toward.

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