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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
References in classic literature ?
The Mother upbraided him as an unnatural child, whereon he replied, "Ah
The attitude is unnatural, and I may say impossible.
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Have I not lived ten months of this unnatural life?
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But Oedipus spurns the hypocrite, and invokes a dire curse on both his unnatural sons.
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.
Never with any outside person, never on any official visit had he been so unnatural and false as he was that evening.
I felt as I imagine a husband may feel on a solitary holiday--if there are husbands unnatural enough to go holidaying without their wives--pleasantly conscious of a home tucked somewhere beneath the distant sunset, yet in no precipitate hurry to return there before the appointed day.
Frank Churchill done, to make you suppose him such an unnatural creature?
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