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English adjective: unnatural

1. unnatural not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature


SamplesAn unnatural death.
The child's unnatural interest in death.


Similarviolent


See alsoaffected, paranormal, supernatural


Attributenaturalness


Antonymsnatural

2. unnatural not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm


SamplesAbnormal powers of concentration.
Abnormal amounts of rain.
Abnormal circumstances.
An abnormal interest in food.


Synonymsabnormal


Similaraberrant, anomalous, antidromic, atypical, brachydactylic, brachydactylous, defective, deviant, deviate, freakish, irregular, kinky, perverted, subnormal, supernormal, vicarious


See alsoinsane


Attributenormalcy, normality


Antonymsnormal

3. unnatural speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression


Synonymsaffected


Similaragonistic, artificial, constrained, contrived, elocutionary, forced, hokey, mannered, plummy, stilted, strained, strained


See alsostudied


Attributeaffectedness


Antonymsunaffected









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