Definition Of untoward


unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient.

both tried to behave as if nothing untoward had happened

Example Of untoward

  • A man would be lewd with, or proposition, or tell an untoward joke toward a female.

  • According to the organisers, no untoward incident happened during the five-day exposition.

  • All evils, as elements, are most troublesome, when out of their proper place, as impiety in professors; injustice in judges; unkindness or untowardness in a people toward their pastor.

  • Any untoward effects appear first in this sensitive age group.

  • Aside from a few bemused looks from passers-by and a few words with the police, nothing untoward happened.

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