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Definition of untoward adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

untoward

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌʌntəˈwɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈtɔːrd//
 
 
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unusual and unexpected, and usually unpleasant That's the plan—unless anything untoward happens. He had noticed nothing untoward. The dose can be increased slightly without any untoward effects.
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