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untoward

un·to·ward

untoward

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn tword [or] uhn t word
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unexpected and unfortunate.
The reunion might have gone well, had it not been for certain untoward events.
similar words:
unbecoming
definition 2: socially unacceptable; not proper.
untoward remarks
similar words:
improper
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derivations: untowardly (adv.), untowardness (n.)