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 for untoward
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Untoward \Un*to"ward\, prep. [Unto + -ward.]
     Toward. [Obs.] --Gower.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Untoward \Un*to"ward\, a. [Pref. un- not + toward.]
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     1. Froward; perverse. "Save yourselves from this untoward
        generation." --Acts ii. 40.
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     2. Awkward; ungraceful. "Untoward words." --Creech. "Untoward
        manner." --Swift.
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     3. Inconvenient; troublesome; vexatious; unlucky;
        unfortunate; as, an untoward wind or accident.
        [1913 Webster] -- Un*to"ward*ly, adv. --
        Un*to"ward*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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, untoward]
      2: contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse
         circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most
         untoward conditions" [syn: adverse, inauspicious,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  152 Moby Thesaurus words for "untoward":
     adverse, annoying, antagonistic, apocalyptic, awkward, bad,
     baleful, baneful, black, bleak, bodeful, boding, boorish,
     conflicting, contrary, counter, counteractive, criminal, dark,
     detrimental, difficult, dire, discouraging, doomful, dreary, evil,
     evil-starred, fateful, foolish, foreboding, fractious, gloomy,
     hapless, hard, harmful, hostile, ill, ill-boding, ill-conceived,
     ill-considered, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-seasoned, ill-starred,
     ill-timed, impolite, improper, imprudent, in opposition,
     inaccurate, inappropriate, inauspicious, inconvenient, indecent,
     indecorous, indelicate, indocile, inexpedient, infelicitous,
     inferior, inimical, inopportune, intempestive, intractable,
     intrusive, invalid, irrelevant, irritating, late, lowering,
     luckless, mal a propos, malapropos, malevolent, malodorous,
     menacing, miserable, mistimed, not easy, of evil portent, off base,
     ominous, opposed, opposing, opposite, out of line, out of phase,
     out of time, peccant, portending, portentous, premature,
     recalcitrant, rigorous, rough, rude, silly, sinful, sinister,
     somber, star-crossed, stressful, stupid, tactless, threatening,
     too late, too soon, troublesome, troublous, trying, unapt,
     unbecoming, unbefitting, uncalled-for, undecorous, undiplomatic,
     undisciplined, unfavorable, unfit, unfitting, unfortunate,
     ungentlemanly, ungodly, ungovernable, unhandy, unhappy, unhealthy,
     unkind, unladylike, unlucky, unmanageable, unpleasant, unpromising,
     unpropitious, unready, unrefined, unripe, unseasonable, unseemly,
     unskillful, unsuitable, untactful, untimely, unwarranted, unwise,
     vexatious, vexing, vicious, wicked, wild, wretched, wrong

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