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Related to untoward: torrid
1. Improper; unseemly: untoward behavior.
2. Unfavorable or adverse: an untoward incident.
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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
1. unfavorable or unfortunate.
3. Archaic. froward; perverse.
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|Adj.||1.||untoward - 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"|
improper - not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course"
|2.||untoward - contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"|
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adjective unfavourable, unfortunate, disastrous, adverse, contrary, annoying, awkward, irritating, unlucky, inconvenient, untimely, inauspicious, inimical, ill-timed, vexatious, inopportune The surveyor's report didn't highlight anything untoward.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. Tending to discourage, retard, or make more difficult:
2. Involving or undergoing chance misfortune:
3. Not submitting to discipline or control:
disorderly, fractious, indocile, intractable, lawless, obstinate, obstreperous, recalcitrant, refractory, uncontrollable, undisciplined, ungovernable, unmanageable, unruly, wild.
Idiom: out of line.
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untoward[ˌʌntəˈwɔːd] ADJ (= adverse) → adverso; (= inapt) → impropio; (= unfortunate) → desafortunado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
untoward[ˌʌntəˈwɔːrd] adj → fâcheux/euse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
untoward[ˌʌntəˈwɔːd] adj (frm) → increscioso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995