indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untoward(adj)
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"
adverse, inauspicious, untoward(adj)
contrary to your interests or welfare
"adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Perverse (Latin perversus, turned the wrong way) signifies wilfully wrong or erring, unreasonably set against right, reason, or authority. The stubborn or obstinate person will not do what another desires or requires; the perverse person will do anything contrary to what is desired or required of him. The petulant person frets, but may comply; the perverse individual may be smooth or silent, but is wilfully intractable. Wayward refers to a perverse disregard of morality and duty; froward is practically obsolete; untoward is rarely heard except in certain phrases; as, untoward circumstances. Compare OBSTINATE.
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How to use untoward in a sentence?
The US expressed alarm on unilateral activities that are inconsistent with international law, unilateral actions escalate tensions which may lead to actual conflict. Actions that could lead to accidents and untoward incidents due to miscalculations should be avoided.
When something like that happens, there's going to be speculation but to me it just looked like a racing accident, kimi's not that kind of driver. I'd be amazed if there was anything untoward behind it.
E Street Group provides multiple different services to Ilhan for Congress under an arms-length contract fundraising, digital advertising and the like, as a part of those services, the principals of E Street Group travel around the country fundraising for the Congresswoman. There is nothing untoward about this, nor anything illegal about it and the complaint even misstates the law on travel reimbursements (as it is not required for payments to vendors, only for payments specifically to individuals).
Motivated by financial gain, publicity and self promotion, Elgin deployed illegal and untoward measures to extract from Greece the Sculptures of the Parthenon and a plethora of other antiquities in a blatant act of serial theft.
If you react to that by piling more intervention on intervention, you encourage more untoward risk taking and you end up with even greater amount of mis-priced risk.
Translations for untoward
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- صعب المراسArabic
- desfavorable, adverso, impropio, problemático, desventajosoSpanish
- déplacé, inopportun, nocif, désavantagieux, ennuyeux, irrégulierFrench
- անբարենպաստ, անվայելուչ, կամակոր, համառ, ձախորդ, անվայել, անպատշաճ, անհնազանդ, դժբախտArmenian
- onbetamelijk, vervelend, onregeld, schadelijk, ongunstig, onwelvoeglijkDutch
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