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Definition of untoward:

  1. Awkward; ungraceful.
  2. Froward; perverse.
  3. Inconvenient; troublesome; vexatious; unlucky; unfortunate; as, an untoward wind or accident.
  4. Toward.

Synonyms:

petulant, froward, resist, adverse, unseasonable, star-crossed, lawless, refractory, unbefitting, unsatisfactory, inauspicious, uncomely, indecent, ominous, fractious, intractable, obstreperous, undisciplined, untimely, help, wild, wilful, unadvantageous, negative, indecorous, order, unhappy, peace, disorderly, usual, control, ill, unfavourable, unruly, self-willed, recalcitrant, disadvantageous, refractory, ungovernable, harmful, wayward, naughty, ill-starred, perverse, luckless, indocile, contrary, uncontrollable, inimical, unbecoming, ill-fated, unfavorable, hapless, obstinate, unmanageable, unseemly, luck, improper, stubborn, unruly, factious, immodest.

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