What is another word for untoward?

Pronunciation: [ʌntʊwˈɔːd] (IPA)

Untoward is an adjective that means unexpected, unlucky, improper, or unfavorable. There are several synonyms for the word untoward such as unfortunate, adverse, untimely, awkward, inconvenient, unacceptable, and inappropriate. Unwelcome, unexpected, unanticipated, and unpredicted are also synonyms for the word untoward that can be used to describe an undesirable situation. Inappropriate, improper, and unsuitable are synonyms that specifically refer to something that is not fitting or suitable for a particular situation. Other synonyms for untoward include disagreeable, ill-timed, and objectionable. These different words can be used to convey a specific shade of meaning when describing an event or situation that is unexpected or undesirable.

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What are the opposite words for untoward?

Untoward means unexpected or inappropriate. The antonyms of untoward can be interpreted as favorable, fitting, right, or suitable. Some of the antonyms for untoward include proper, befitting, desired, expected, fortunate, advantageous, favorable, happy, propitious, suitable, and helpful. When the word untoward is used to describe an unfavorable situation, the opposite or antonym would be favorable or auspicious. Likewise, if untoward is used in the context of an undesirable action, the antonym would be appropriate or fitting. Overall, antonyms for untoward describe events that are appropriate, desirable, and acceptable.

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Usage examples for Untoward

Indeed, this untoward incident of the minister's misplaced zeal seemed to throw a certain gloom over the small party to which Lionel soon found himself attached, as it moved away from the house.
"Prince Fortunatus"
William Black
At last I was called into the familiar pale-green room, the Kaiser's private cabinet, and at once saw that something untoward had occurred.
"The Secrets of Potsdam"
William Le Queux
I love to remember how swiftly Daphne Street took on an air of the untoward.
"Friendship Village"
Zona Gale

Famous quotes with Untoward

  • I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when the world closes in on me or something untoward happens.
    Anne McCaffrey
  • A ragged colt may prove a good horse. And so may an untoward slovenly boy prove a decent and useful man.
    James Kelly
  • The picture which Isaiah presents of the Judean masses is most unfavorable. In his view, the mass-man — be he high or be he lowly, rich or poor, prince or pauper — gets off very badly. He appears as not only weak-minded and weak-willed, but as by consequence knavish, arrogant, grasping, dissipated, unprincipled, unscrupulous. The mass-woman also gets off badly, as sharing all the mass-man’s untoward qualities, and contributing a few of her own in the way of vanity and laziness, extravagance and foible.
    Albert Jay Nock
  • If ‘we are the government,’ then anything a government does to an individual is just and untyrannical; it is also ‘voluntary’ on the part of the individual concerned… if the government conscripts a man, or throws him into jail for dissident opinion, then he is ‘doing it to himself’ and therefore nothing untoward has occurred. Under this reasoning, any Jews murdered by the Nazi government not murdered, instead, they must have ‘committed suicide,’ since they the government (which was democratically chosen), and therefore anything the government did to them was voluntary on their part… the overwhelming bulk of the people hold this fallacy to a greater or less degree.
    Murray Rothbard
  • Richard resumed reading the , a daily newspaper (electronic format, of course)... which summarized what had been going on all over T’Rain during the preceding twenty-four hours: Notable achievements, wars, duels, sackings, mortality statistics, plagues, famines...untoward spikes in commodity prices.
    Neal Stephenson

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