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Definitions and Synonyms of untoward | Another word for untoward | What is untoward?

Definition 1: not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where untoward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was buried with indecent haste
  • indecorous behavior
  • language unbecoming to a lady
  • unseemly to use profanity
  • moved to curb their untoward ribaldry

Synonyms for untoward in the sense of this definition

(untoward is similar to ...) not suitable or right or appropriate

"slightly improper to dine alone with a married man" "improper medication" "improper attire for the golf course"

Definition 2: contrary to your interests or welfare - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where untoward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • adverse circumstances
  • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

Synonyms for untoward in the sense of this definition

(untoward is similar to ...) not encouraging or approving or pleasing

"unfavorable conditions" "an unfavorable comparison" "unfavorable comments" "unfavorable impression"

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