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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 un·to·ward /ˌʌnˈto(ə)rd, ˈtɔ(ə)rd; ˌʌntəˈwɔrd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·to·ward prep.  Toward. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·to·ward a.
 1. Froward; perverse. “Save yourselves from this untoward generation.”
 2. Awkward; ungraceful. Untoward words.” --Creech. Untoward manner.” --Swift.
 3. Inconvenient; troublesome; vexatious; unlucky; unfortunate; as, an untoward wind or accident.
 -- Un*to*ward*ly, adv. -- Un*to*ward*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: indecent, indecorous,
              unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly]
      2: contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse
         circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the
         most untoward conditions" [syn: adverse, harmful, inauspicious]