1. [ adjective ] not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
Synonyms: indecent uncomely unbecoming unseemly indecorous

"was buried with indecent haste" "indecorous behavior" "language unbecoming to a lady" "unseemly to use profanity" "moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"

Related terms: improper
2. [ adjective ] contrary to your interests or welfare
Synonyms: adverse inauspicious harmful

"adverse circumstances" "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"

Related terms: unfavorable
Similar spelling:   unitard