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  • 21untoward — a. 1. Froward, perverse, intractable, stubborn, refractory. 2. Inconvenient, unmanageable, annoying, troublesome, vexatious. 3. Awkward, ungainly, ungraceful, uncouth …

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  • 22untoward — adj 1. unfavorable, adverse, cross, contrary, hostile, unfriendly, negative, bad; infelicitious, inappropriate, inopportune, untimely, unseasonable; unpropitious, inauspicious, ominous, threatening, foreboding, menacing, portentous; sinister,… …

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  • 23untoward — un·toward …

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  • 24untoward — adjective Syn: unexpected, unforeseen, surprising, unusual, inappropriate, inconvenient, unwelcome, unfavourable, adverse, unfortunate, infelicitous …

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  • 25untoward — [ˌʌntəˈwɔːd] adj not suitable, usual, or normal …

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  • 26untoward — un•to•ward [[t]ʌnˈtɔrd, ˈtoʊrd[/t]] adj. 1) unfavorable or unfortunate 2) improper 3) archaic froward; perverse • Etymology: 1520–30 …

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  • 27untoward — /ʌntəˈwɔd / (say untuh wawd), /ʌnˈtoʊəd / (say un tohuhd) adjective 1. unfavourable or unfortunate. 2. unseemly. 3. Obsolete unruly, stubborn, or perverse. {un 1 + toward} –untowardly, adverb –untowardness …

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  • 28untoward —   a. unlucky; awkward; inconvenient; improper …

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  • 29untoward — adj. 1 inconvenient, unlucky. 2 awkward. 3 perverse, refractory. 4 unseemly. Derivatives: untowardly adv. untowardness n …

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  • 30untoward event — See unlocked for mishap or untoward event …

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  • 31unlocked for mishap or untoward event — One occurring unexpectedly and not naturally or in ordinary course of events …

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  • 32Untowardly — Untoward Un*to ward, a. [Pref. un not + toward.] [1913 Webster] 1. Froward; perverse. Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Acts ii. 40. [1913 Webster] 2. Awkward; ungraceful. Untoward words. Creech. Untoward manner. Swift. [1913… …

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  • 33Untowardness — Untoward Un*to ward, a. [Pref. un not + toward.] [1913 Webster] 1. Froward; perverse. Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Acts ii. 40. [1913 Webster] 2. Awkward; ungraceful. Untoward words. Creech. Untoward manner. Swift. [1913… …

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  • 34untowardliness — untowardˈliness (or /un tōˈ/) noun • • • Main Entry: ↑untoward …

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  • 35shoelaces —    Untoward things happening to *clothes, such as apron strings suddenly coming untied, often have beliefs to go with them, and the shoelace is no exception. When you discover your shoelace is loose, walk nine paces before tying it, otherwise you …

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  • 36accident — The word accident is derived from the Latin verb accidere signifying fall upon, befall, happen, chance. In an etymological sense anything that happens may be said to be an accident and in this sense, the word has been defined as befalling a… …

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  • 37accident — The word accident is derived from the Latin verb accidere signifying fall upon, befall, happen, chance. In an etymological sense anything that happens may be said to be an accident and in this sense, the word has been defined as befalling a… …

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  • 38un|to´ward|ness — un|to|ward «uhn TRD, TOHRD; TOH uhrd», adjective. 1. contrary to what is desired; not propitious; unfavorable: »an untoward wind, untoward weather. SYNONYM(S): inconvenient. 2. characterized as by misfortune or calamity; unlucky; unfortunate: »an …

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  • 39un|to´ward|ly — un|to|ward «uhn TRD, TOHRD; TOH uhrd», adjective. 1. contrary to what is desired; not propitious; unfavorable: »an untoward wind, untoward weather. SYNONYM(S): inconvenient. 2. characterized as by misfortune or calamity; unlucky; unfortunate: »an …

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  • 40un|to|ward — «uhn TRD, TOHRD; TOH uhrd», adjective. 1. contrary to what is desired; not propitious; unfavorable: »an untoward wind, untoward weather. SYNONYM(S): inconvenient. 2. characterized as by misfortune or calamity; unlucky; unfortunate: »an untoward… …

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