Unnatural Un*nat"u*ral (?; 135), a. Not natural; contrary, or not conforming, to the order of nature; being without natural traits; as, unnatural crimes. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Factitious}. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*nat"u*ral*ly}, adv. -- {Un*nat"u*ral*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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