unnatural

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Unnatural — may refer to:*Alraune (1952 film)ee also* Natural (disambiguation) * Unnatural Acts …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 unnatural — [unnach′ər əl] adj. not natural or normal; specif., a) contrary to, or at variance with, nature; abnormal; strange b) artificial, affected, or strained [an unnatural smile] c) characterized by a lack of the emotions, attitudes, or behavior… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 unnatural — index anomalous, artificial, cruel, diabolic, histrionic, illegitimate (born out of wedlock), irregular (not usual), peculiar ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 unnatural — early 15c., not in accord with physical nature, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + NATURAL (Cf. natural). Meaning artificial is attested from 1746; that of at variance with moral standards is from 1520s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 unnatural — anomalous, *irregular Analogous words: *abnormal, aberrant, atypical: *monstrous, prodigious: *fantastic, grotesque, bizarre Antonyms: natural …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 unnatural — [adj] not regular; artificial aberrant, abnormal, affected, anomalous, assumed, bizarre, concocted, contrary, contrived, ersatz*, extraordinary, fabricated, factitious, false, feigned, forced, freakish, freaky, imitation, incredible, insincere,… …

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  • 8 unnatural — ► ADJECTIVE 1) contrary to nature; abnormal or artificial. 2) affected; not spontaneous. DERIVATIVES unnaturally adverb unnaturalness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 unnatural — adj. 1) unnatural to + inf. (it s unnatural of parents to reject their own children) 2) unnatural that + clause (it s unnatural that members of the same family should fight so much) * * * [ʌn nætʃ(ə)rəl] unnatural to + inf. (it s unnatural of… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 unnatural — [[t]ʌnnæ̱tʃər(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as unnatural, you mean that it is strange and often frightening, because it is different from what you normally expect. The aircraft rose with unnatural speed on take off... The… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 unnatural — un|nat|u|ral [ʌnˈnætʃərəl] adj 1.) different from what you would normally expect ▪ It was very cold, which seemed unnatural for late spring. 2.) seeming false, or not real or natural = ↑fake ▪ Julia s laugh seemed forced and unnatural. 3.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 unnatural —    (of sexual behaviour) not conventionally    heterosexual    Legal jargon of bestiality and formerly of sodomy, as in unnatural act, crime, practice, vice, etc.:     ... the severe penalties imposed on unnatural practices in our own country by… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 13 unnatural — adjective 1) the life of a circus bear is completely unnatural Syn: abnormal, unusual, uncommon, extraordinary, strange, odd, peculiar, unorthodox, exceptional, irregular, atypical, untypical; freakish, freaky, uncanny Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 unnatural — unnaturally, adv. unnaturalness, n. /un nach euhr euhl, nach reuhl/, 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 …

    Universalium

  • 15 unnatural — un|nat|u|ral [ ʌn nætʃrəl ] adjective * 1. ) different from what you normally expect or experience, often in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable: An unnatural silence filled the classroom. 2. ) used for describing behavior that offends or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 unnatural — adjective 1 different from what you would normally expect: It seems unnatural for a child to prefer the company of adults. 2 different from anything produced by nature: Her hair was an unnatural orange colour. 3 different from normal human… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 unnatural — adjective 1) the life of a battery hen is completely unnatural Syn: abnormal, unusual, uncommon, extraordinary, strange, unorthodox, exceptional, irregular, untypical 2) an unnatural colour Syn: artificial …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 18 unnatural */ — UK [ʌnˈnætʃ(ə)rəl] / US adjective 1) different from what you normally expect or experience, often in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable An unnatural silence filled the classroom. 2) used for describing behaviour that offends or shocks people …

    English dictionary

  • 19 unnatural — adjective Date: 14th century 1. not being in accordance with nature or consistent with a normal course of events 2. a. not being in accordance with normal human feelings or behavior ; perverse b. lacking ease and naturalness ; contrived < her… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 unnatural — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ consider sth, regard sth as ADVERB ▪ extr …

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