[uhn-nach-er-uh l, -nach-ruh l]
- contrary to the laws or course of nature.
- at variance with the character or nature of a person, animal, or plant.
- at variance with what is normal or to be expected: the unnatural atmosphere of the place.
- lacking human qualities or sympathies; monstrous; inhuman: an obsessive and unnatural hatred.
- not genuine or spontaneous; artificial or contrived: a stiff, unnatural manner.
- Obsolete. lacking a valid or natural claim; illegitimate.
Origin of unnatural
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3. irregular, aberrant. 4. heartless, brutal.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for unnaturally
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The 28-year-old Sciortino is something of a hipster Jayne Mansfield—busty, unnaturally blonde, and calculatingly effervescent.Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism?
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By his energy and demeanor, Assange appeared to enjoy his moment in the unnaturally hot London sun.Assange Makes His Case in London Embassy Speech
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But how then (Mr Dorrit not unnaturally hinted) could the subject be approached?Little Dorrit
Free trade has been not unnaturally urged as at least one condition.The Ethics of Coperation</p>
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Obese -us: unnaturally distended: usually applied to the abdomen.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
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The enquiry may not unnaturally be made: What were the Government about all this time?The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1
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Kori had, not unnaturally, held the door open while he glanced around the pantry.The Radiant Shell
- contrary to nature; abnormal
- not in accordance with accepted standards of behaviour or right and wrongunnatural love
- uncanny; supernaturalunnatural phenomena
- affected or forcedan unnatural manner
- inhuman or monstrous; wickedan unnatural crime
- obsolete illegitimate
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Word Origin and History for unnaturally
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