How to use Untoward in a sentence as an adjective

Similarly, functions can rely on their inputs not doing anything untoward however theyre used.

I didn't take anything or do anything untoward, and I wanted to point it out to the agent who'd patted me down, but I'm sure that would have just flagged me as suspicious and I would get to expend extra time being thoroughly searched.

If you were wanting to do anything clandestine you would think to use the most unoffensive domain possible, not advertise that you are now going to do something untoward to your visitors.

It's bad PR, but it's not proof that anything untoward happened.

In short, there was a lot of untoward stuff going on.

> There's a difference though, at least if your fedexed laptop gets pulled for examination, the customs agents don't get to play their sadistic "make you pee your pants" game while they look at it...Another difference is that if your fedexed laptop gets opened and a hardware keylogger or rootkit inserted, you don't have any indication that anything untoward happened.

The usual response to a child swallowing something improper is to monitor closely for 6 - 24 hours and only seek medical attention if something untoward is happening.

Siphoning implies they are doing something untoward with it, which does not appear to be the case here.

Photography is a craft where it's very easy to make untoward implications merely by composing craftily.

But not if we just shame such untoward behavior out of hand.

I can also see why going too far down that path might lead to untoward interest by third parties.

If the total value of any trades that might have been made in the claimed 400ms window was only $50k, it would suggest to me that there was nothing untoward going on, and that this story is most likely nothing more than a clock error.

Untoward definitions


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"

See also: indecent indecorous unbecoming uncomely unseemly


contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"

See also: adverse inauspicious