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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

untoward

For a friend who has never heard this word in conversation:

un·to·ward -  Pronunciation[uhn-tawrd, -tohrd]
adjective
  1. unfavorable or unfortunate: Untoward circumstances forced him into bankruptcy.
  2. improper: untoward social behavior.
  3. Archaic. froward; perverse.
[Origin: 1520–30; un-1 + toward]—Related
forms
    un·to·ward·ly, adverb
    un·to·ward·ness, noun
untoward - Definitions from Dictionary.com
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