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Meaning & Definition of Untoward in English

English

Untoward

/əntuɔrd/

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • indecent
  • ,
  • indecorous
  • ,
  • unbecoming
  • ,
  • uncomely
  • ,
  • unseemly
  • ,
  • untoward

2. Contrary to your interests or welfare

  • "Adverse circumstances"
  • "Made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
    synonym:
  • adverse
  • ,
  • inauspicious
  • ,
  • untoward