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Synonyms for untoward

not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

contrary to your interests or welfare

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Yates's family and connexions were sufficiently known to him to render his introduction as the "particular friend," another of the hundred particular friends of his son, exceedingly unwelcome; and it needed all the felicity of being again at home, and all the forbearance it could supply, to save Sir Thomas from anger on finding himself thus bewildered in his own house, making part of a ridiculous exhibition in the midst of theatrical nonsense, and forced in so untoward a moment to admit the acquaintance of a young man whom he felt sure of disapproving, and whose easy indifference and volubility in the course of the first five minutes seemed to mark him the most at home of the two.
Oh," said the goatherd, "I do not know even the half of what has happened to the lovers of Marcela, but perhaps to-morrow we may fall in with some shepherd on the road who can tell us; and now it will be well for you to go and sleep under cover, for the night air may hurt your wound, though with the remedy I have applied to you there is no fear of an untoward result.
I was willing to take Pelet for what he seemed--to believe him benevolent and friendly until some untoward event should prove him otherwise.
A few moments later, a queer sight amongst all these untoward and unexpected happenings, a fire engine dashed under the arch, narrowly missing the broken fragments of brick and stone, swung around, and a dozen fire-hoses commenced to play upon the flaming building.
A couple of those untoward animals laid waste two of my borders at Dort.
At first he puzzled over something untoward he was sure had happened.
Not until Mister Haggin abruptly picked him up under one arm and stepped into the sternsheets of the waiting whaleboat, did Jerry dream that anything untoward was to happen to him.
They had a very good time and nothing untoward happened until after tea, when they found themselves in the Barry garden, a little tired of all their games and ripe for any enticing form of mischief which might present itself.
These squads would ensure implementation on the strategy of Islamabad police to check street crime, control car as well as bike theft and ensure quick response in case of any public complaint or untoward situation.
Security camera of parking area of the Supreme Court that is the most sensitive point of the building is also not working and a risk for any untoward incident.
Srinagar, Feb 4 (ANI): Business establishments and educational institutions were shutdown as curfew was imposed in four police station limits in the city to prevent any untoward incidents following a protest over the death of a teenager on Sunday.
ISLAMABAD -- The police Wednesday conducted mock exercise and rehearsal to tackle any untoward situation which was participated by personnel of Rangers, Special Branch, Bomb Disposal Squad, Medical Staff, Fire Brigade and ambulances.
He said ex-army men armed guards would be deputed at emergency and other much busy wards to avoid untoward incident in future.
Paramilitary personnel patrolled the streets and kept a tight vigil to ward off any untoward incidents.
The government had made tight security arrangements and the event passed without any untoward incident.