Related formsun·to·ward·ly, adverbun·to·ward·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for untoward
I try not to think about the cold years ahead, when time will slowly poach my youth and my body will begin its untoward changes.
Any objectionable remark, any untoward joke, any awkward facial expression may be recorded and broadcast.
Some delay in their arrival home was occasioned by an untoward incident even before they finally left London.The Story of the Cambrian|C. P. Gasquoine
What would she do alone with the child if any untoward accident happened to him?A Little Girl in Old San Francisco|Amanda Minnie Douglas
If some untoward event occurs he roars with laughter, on a day of rejoicing he sheds tears and moans piteously.Myths of the Rhine|X. B. Saintine
So saying I left him and drove home again, feeling sadly upset by the untoward turn events had taken.A Cabinet Secret|Guy Boothby
"An untoward event truly," said one of the speakers, Virius Lupus himself, the emperor's private secretary.