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English definition of “untoward”

untoward

adjective uk   /ˌʌn.tʊˈwɔːd/ us    /-ˈtə.wɔːrd/
unexpected and not convenient or unpleasant: Unless anything untoward happens we should arrive just before midday.InconvenienceNot expected or planned
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