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  • adj.troublesome
  • adj.improper; not suitable

synonyms for untoward

  • adverse
  • disturbing
  • perverse
  • unfortunate
  • unmanageable
  • annoying
  • awkward
  • contrary
  • disastrous
  • fractious
  • hapless
  • ill-starred
  • inauspicious
  • inconvenient
  • indocile
  • inimical
  • inopportune
  • intractable
  • irritating
  • luckless
  • misfortunate
  • recalcitrant
  • refractory
  • star-crossed
  • undisciplined
  • unfavorable
  • ungovernable
  • unhappy
  • unlucky
  • unpliable
  • unpropitious
  • unruly
  • untimely
  • unyielding
  • vexatious
  • wild
See also synonyms for: untowardly / untowardness
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antonyms for untoward

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  • fortunate
  • happy
  • lucky
  • acceptable
  • auspicious
  • proper
  • suitable
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How to use untoward in a sentence

The existence of that effort is itself presented by Lindell as evidence that something untoward happened, which is a bit like spending $250,000 on Bigfoot deterrents and then pointing to that investment as evidence that Bigfoot must exist.
MIKE LINDELL’S ‘FRAUD’ ALLEGATIONS ARE EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS THAN YOU MIGHT THINKPHILIP BUMPJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There remains no credible evidence at all that anything untoward occurred in the 2020 election.
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I have a suspicion that someone is trying to recategorize my generosity to ex-girlfriends as something more untoward.
MATT GAETZ TRIES TO PULL TUCKER CARLSON INTO HIS MESSERIK WEMPLEMARCH 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Gwinn always maintained there was nothing untoward about the contracts and hired an outside accounting firm to audit them, which found accepted accounting principles were followed, the newspaper reported.
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After somebody has gotten a vaccine—weeks or months later—they can have an untoward immune reaction.
WE DON’T HAVE TO DESPAIR - ISSUE 88: LOVE & SEXROBERT BAZELLAUGUST 12, 2020NAUTILUS
The story of this untoward event illustrates at once the morbid habit of his mind and the bitter passions of those times.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
So solemn was his air, so sober his voice, that both girls felt a premonition of the untoward message that he bore.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
Where a Professor Whitney may succeed in spite of untoward circumstances, a dozen will probably fail because of circumstances.
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On his way home Francie was a good deal occupied with the recollection of this untoward incident.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
But Charles, absorbed as always in himself, saw nothing untoward in their presence.
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WORDS RELATED TO UNTOWARD

  • awry
  • bad
  • confused
  • crooked
  • erring
  • erroneous
  • fallacious
  • false
  • faulty
  • flawed
  • foul
  • glitched up
  • haywire
  • imperfect
  • improper
  • inaccurate
  • inappropriate
  • incorrect
  • mistaken
  • out of order
  • sick
  • unfair
  • unlawful
  • unsuitable
  • untoward
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.