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untoward

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2 given to resisting control or discipline by others
  • a program for untoward teenagers that is designed to give them the kind of discipline that their parents were unable or unwilling to administer

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4 not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation
  • unfortunately, one of the symptoms of dementia can be a tendency to make untoward and often shocking remarks

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“Untoward.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/untoward. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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