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Definition of "untowardness" [untowardness]

  • The state or condition of being untoward. (noun)
  • Something untoward. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "untowardness" in a sentence
  • "It is gratifying, however, to find from his majesty's speech, that those appearances of hostility have ceased to exist, and that hopes are entertained that no impediment will present itself to an amicable adjustment of the question; this, however, does not deprive the transaction of the character of "untowardness" which it originally possessed."
  • "They all talked to her as though she was simply obstinate and a fool, not perceiving, as she did herself, that the untowardness of her fortune had prescribed this destiny for her."
  • "At length, quite humbled by the untowardness of my circumstances, I asked for a pot of beer, and that they did vouchsafe to give me, for ready money only; but a bit of bread to eat with it (for which also I would willingly have paid) they peremptorily refused me."