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Synonyms for untoward
ʌnˈtɔrd, -ˈtoʊrdun·to·ward

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  1. untowardadjective

    Unruly, troublesome.

    unruly, fractious, uncontrollable, difficult, stubborn, troublesome

  2. untowardadjective

    Unseemly, improper.

    improper, unseemly, immodest

  3. untowardadjective

    inconvenient, unfavorable, adverse, unfortunate, disadvantageous

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. untoward

    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.

    contrary, factious, fractious, froward, intractable, obstinate, perverse, petulant, stubborn, ungovernable, wayward, wilful

    accommodating, amenable, complaisant, compliant, genial, governable, kind, obliging

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untowardadjective

    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"

    indelicate, indecorous, inauspicious, unbecoming, indecent, uncomely, unseemly, adverse

    favourable, favorable, proper

  2. adverse, inauspicious, untowardadjective

    contrary to your interests or welfare

    "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"

    unseemly, indecorous, inauspicious, contrary, ill, unbecoming, adverse, uncomely, indecent, ominous, unfortunate

    favorable, favourable, proper

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. untowardadjective

    1. froward, perverse, intractable, stubborn, refractory

  2. untowardadjective

    inconvenient, unmanageable, annoying, troublesome, vexatious

  3. untowardadjective

    awkward, ungainly, ungraceful, uncouth

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "untoward":

    unpleasant, unfortunate, unfavourable, unfavorable

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  1. James Kelly:

    A ragged colt may prove a good horse. And so may an untoward slovenly boy prove a decent and useful man.

  2. Charlotte Guttridge:

    Throughout the trip, Otto behaved as a typical tourist - taking pictures, enjoying himself. We had no indication that anything untoward had happened until the airport.

  3. Chief Executive Ashley Alder:

    The purpose of the warning is simple, to alert minority investors that those companies could see untoward price movements, whether MSCI or any other index chooses to take that into account is entirely for them to decide and we would not then create a new activity for the SFC to decide that because of the index's decision, which are independent, whether or not to issue a concentration warning in the first place or whether to withdraw them.

  4. Ruari Ewing:

    Our members take their responsibilities in this area extremely seriously, and were something untoward to be found out by this review, I would be surprised.

  5. Ashley Alder:

    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
  • genstridigeDanish
  • desfavorable, desventajoso, problemático, impropio, adversoSpanish
  • désavantagieux, irrégulier, ennuyeux, nocif, déplacé, inopportunFrench
  • անվայելուչ, ձախորդ, անբարենպաստ, կամակոր, դժբախտ, անվայել, անպատշաճ, համառ, անհնազանդArmenian
  • onregeld, onbetamelijk, onwelvoeglijk, ongunstig, schadelijk, vervelendDutch
  • ufinNorwegian
  • неблагоприятныйRussian
  • nevhodnýSlovak

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