towardly

adjective
to·​ward·​ly | \ ˈtō-ərd-lē How to pronounce towardly (audio) , ˈtȯ(-ə)rd- \

Definition of towardly

1 archaic : pleasant, affable
2 archaic : favorable, propitious
3 : developing favorably : promising

Other Words from towardly

towardly adverb, archaic

First Known Use of towardly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Towardly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/towardly. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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