untowardly

[ uhn-tawrd, -tohrd ]SEE DEFINITION OF untowardly
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He played well, and yet methinks he held his lute but untowardly.

They were Dick and Harry, the two Canadian hunters, whom chance had so untowardly brought among these bandits.

It operated as untowardly as Flora had predicted, and the lad came so near his death that the Captain grew alarmed.

And what might be the reason of your coming back again in such an untowardly sort of manner?

The whisper made to her father should have been made to him,—but that things had gone so untowardly with her.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "not having inclination" (to or for something), also "difficult to manage, unruly," from un- (1) "not" + toward.

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