untowardness

untoward

[uhn-tawrd, -tohrd]
adjective
1.
unfavorable or unfortunate: Untoward circumstances forced him into bankruptcy.
2.
improper: untoward social behavior.
3.
Archaic. froward; perverse.

Origin:
1520–30; un-1 + toward

untowardly, adverb
untowardness, noun
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untoward (ˌʌntəˈwɔːd, ʌnˈtəʊəd)
 
adj
1.  characterized by misfortune, disaster, or annoyance
2.  not auspicious; adverse; unfavourable
3.  unseemly or improper
4.  out of the ordinary; out of the way
5.  archaic refractory; perverse
6.  obsolete awkward, ungainly, or uncouth
 
unto'wardly
 
adv
 
unto'wardness
 
n

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untoward
1526, "not having inclination" (to or for something), also "difficult to manage, unruly," from un- (1) "not" + toward.
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