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un·nat·u·ral

 (ŭn-năch′ər-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Not in accordance with what usually occurs in nature: a tree with an unnatural shape.
b. Not included in nature; artificial: detergents and other unnatural chemicals.
2.
a. Deviating from a behavioral or social norm: a child's unnatural attachment to a doll.
b. Brutal or unfeeling: unnatural cruelty.
3. Stilted, affected, or awkward: an unnatural smile.

un·nat′u·ral·ly adv.
un·nat′u·ral·ness n.

unnatural

(ʌnˈnætʃərəl; -ˈnætʃrəl)
adj
1. contrary to nature; abnormal
2. not in accordance with accepted standards of behaviour or right and wrong: unnatural love.
3. uncanny; supernatural: unnatural phenomena.
4. affected or forced: an unnatural manner.
5. inhuman or monstrous; wicked: an unnatural crime.
6. obsolete illegitimate
unˈnaturally adv
unˈnaturalness n

un•nat•u•ral

(ʌnˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl)

adj.
1. contrary to the laws or course of nature.
2. at variance with the character or nature of a person, animal, or plant.
3. at variance with what is normal or to be expected.
4. lacking human qualities or sympathies; monstrous; inhuman.
5. not genuine or spontaneous; artificial or contrived: a stiff, unnatural manner.
6. Obs. lacking a valid or natural claim; illegitimate.
[1375–1425]
un•nat′u•ral•ly, adv.
un•nat′u•ral•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unnatural - not in accordance with or determined by natureunnatural - not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature; "an unnatural death"; "the child's unnatural interest in death"
affected - acted upon; influenced
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
paranormal - not in accordance with scientific laws; "what seemed to be paranormal manifestations"
natural - in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature; "a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena"
2.unnatural - not normalunnatural - not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
3.unnatural - speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impressionunnatural - speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
studied - produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation; "a studied smile"; "a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington

unnatural

adjective
2. false, forced, artificial, studied, laboured, affected, assumed, mannered, strained, stiff, theatrical, contrived, self-conscious, feigned, stilted, insincere, factitious, stagy, phoney or phony (informal) She gave him a bright, determined smile which seemed unnatural.
false natural, genuine, sincere, honest, unaffected, unpretentious, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), unfeigned

unnatural

adjective
1. Greatly exceeding or departing from the normal course of nature:
4. Marked by unnaturalness, pretension, and often a slavish love of fads:
Translations
غَيْر طَبيعي
nepřirozený
unaturlig
luonnoton
neprirodan
nem természetes
óeîlilegur, afbrigîilegur
nedabiskssavāds
nenaravennenavaden

unnatural

[ʌnˈnætʃrəl] ADJ
1. (= unusual, abnormal) → poco normal, poco natural
her arm was twisted into an unnatural positiontenía el brazo torcido en una postura poco normal or natural
it was unnatural for her to be so talkativeera extraño or raro en ella hablar tanto
it's unnatural to eat so muchno es normal comer tanto
unnatural deathmuerte f por causas no naturales
it is not unnatural to think thates normal pensar que ...
there was an unnatural silencese hizo un silencio irreal
2. (= affected) [smile, voice, manner] → poco natural, forzado
3. (= perverted) [habit, vice, practice] → antinatural

unnatural

[ʌnˈnætʃərəl] adj
(= not normal) [speed, silence] → anormal(e)
it is not unnatural that ... → il est normal que ...
(= contrary to nature) [sexual practices, vice] → contre nature
It is unnatural to keep the sexes apart → Il est contre nature de séparer les hommes et les femmes.
It would be unnatural for two people to agree all the time → Ce ne serait pas normal pour deux personnes d'être toujours d'accord.
(= affected) [smile, manner, voice] → affecté(e)

unnatural

adjunnatürlich; (= abnormal also) relationship, crimenicht normal pred, → widernatürlich, wider die Natur pred; unnatural deathwidernatürlicher Tod; to die an unnatural deathkeines natürlichen Todes sterben; it is unnatural for him to be so rudenormalerweise ist er nicht so grob, es ist ungewöhnlich, dass er so grob ist; it’s not unnatural to be upsetes ist nur natürlich, da bestürzt zu sein

unnatural

[ʌnˈnætʃrl] adj (gen) → innaturale; (affected) → affettato/a; (abnormal) → non normale
it's unnatural for him to behave like that → non è da lui comportarsi così

unnatural

(anˈnӕtʃərəl) adjective
strange or queer. an unnatural silence.
unˈnaturally adverb
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The unusual spectacle of her busy mother rocking comfortably and reading early in the morning made Jo feel as if some unnatural phenomenon had occurred, for an eclipse, an earthquake, or a volcanic eruption would hardly have seemed stranger.
When people tried to laugh, the laughter was forced and unnatural.
Her face was drawn and pinched, her sweet blue eyes haggard and unnatural.
You are at the foot of Glenn's," returned the other, speaking aloud, without fear of consequences within the roar of the cataract; "and the next thing is to make a steady landing, lest the canoe upset, and you should go down again the hard road we have traveled faster than you came up; 'tis a hard rift to stem, when the river is a little swelled; and five is an unnatural number to keep dry, in a hurry-skurry, with a little birchen bark and gum.
But that, on the part of a stenographer, in the presence of the Wisest Man in Wall Street, was not unnatural.
The company, tremulous as the leaves of a tree, when all are shaking together, drew nearer, and perceived that there was an unnatural distortion in the fixedness of Colonel Pyncheon's stare; that there was blood on his ruff, and that his hoary beard was saturated with it.
In the Custom-House, as before in the Old Manse, I had spent three years -- a term long enough to rest a weary brain: long enough to break off old intellectual habits, and make room for new ones: long enough, and too long, to have lived in an unnatural state, doing what was really of no advantage nor delight to any human being, and withholding myself from toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet impulse in me.
This was so singularly the case that it had presumably much to do with the fact as to which, at the present day, I am at a loss for a different explanation: I allude to my unnatural composure on the subject of another school for Miles.
It's the unnatural combat of the four primal elements.
As an overladen Indiaman bearing down the Hindostan coast with a deck load of frightened horses, careens, buries, rolls, and wallows on her way; so did this old whale heave his aged bulk, and now and then partly turning over on his cumbrous rib-ends, expose the cause of his devious wake in the unnatural stump of his starboard fin.
But it is just as unnatural for horses as for men to foam at the mouth; it is a sure sign of some discomfort, and should be attended to.
For his mother, with unnatural perversity, loved him best of all her children, and made a perpetual fuss over him--would let him do anything undisturbed, and would burst into tears when his fretting drove Jurgis wild.