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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Untoward  \Un*to"ward\,  prep.  [Unto  +  -ward.] 
  Toward.  [Obs.]  --Gower. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Untoward  \Un*to"ward\,  a.  [Pref.  un-  not  +  toward.] 
  1.  Froward;  perverse.  ``Save  yourselves  from  this  untoward 
  generation.''  --Acts  ii  40. 
 
  2.  Awkward;  ungraceful.  ``Untoward  words.''  --Creech. 
  ``Untoward  manner.''  --Swift. 
 
  3.  Inconvenient;  troublesome;  vexatious;  unlucky; 
  unfortunate;  as  an  untoward  wind  or  accident.  -- 
  {Un*to"ward*ly},  adv  --  {Un*to"ward*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  untoward 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {indecent},  {indecorous}, 
  {unbecoming},  {uncomely},  {unseemly}] 
  2:  contrary  to  your  interests  or  welfare;  "adverse 
  circumstances";  "made  a  place  for  themselves  under  the 
  most  untoward  conditions"  [syn:  {adverse},  {harmful},  {inauspicious}] 




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