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1. untoward

adjective. ['əntuːˈɔrd, əntəˈwɔrd'] not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society.

Synonyms

  • uncomely
  • unbecoming
  • indecent
  • improper
  • unseemly

Antonyms

  • improperness
  • appropriate
  • right
  • fit

Etymology

  • toward (English)
  • toweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Untoward

  • unexplored
  • underscored
  • prerecord
  • mountford
  • montford
  • explored
  • restored
  • outscored
  • implored
  • deplored
  • axford
  • verwoerd
  • shavord
  • reward
  • revord
  • record
  • reboard
  • mccord
  • mainord
  • laborde
  • ignored
  • dubord
  • deborde
  • debord
  • beauford
  • alvord
  • abhorred
  • sward
  • stored
  • scored

Example sentences of the word untoward


1. Adjective
You can obtain insurance for accidents, liabilities and business vehicles to protect your finances from sudden untoward impacts.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If anything untoward is taking place then it should show up in these surveys.

2. untoward

adjective. ['əntuːˈɔrd, əntəˈwɔrd'] contrary to your interests or welfare.

Synonyms

  • unfavourable
  • unfavorable
  • inauspicious

Antonyms

  • decent
  • decorous
  • clean
  • modest

Etymology

  • toward (English)
  • toweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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