Meaning of untoward

un•to•ward

Pronunciation: (un-tôrd', -tōrd'), [key]
— adj.
  1. unfavorable or unfortunate: Untoward circumstances forced him into bankruptcy.
  2. improper: untoward social behavior.
  3. froward; perverse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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