15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Is It 'Toward' or 'Towards'?
The history of a usage rule that will drive you toward(s) a nervous breakdown
“Towardly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/towardly. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.
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