a.1.Contrary to nature.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Earlier, however, he notes that Murdoch never wholly abandoned the concept of Original Sin, nor did she concur with the Buddhist view that evil is "in a vital sense unreal, our original nature pure and awake." For her as for Simone Weil, goodness was "essentially counternatural" (546).
It is also a standard that we can use to judge this or that development or terminus ad quem as natural, unnatural, or counternatural. When progressive domination over nature becomes an end in itself, we fall back into purely natural process (Naturwuchsigkeit).