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Dictionary definition for: Untoward

1. (s) 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"

2. (s) contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances" "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"

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