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Definition 1: not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unnatural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unnatural death
  • the child's unnatural interest in death

(unnatural is similar to ...) effected by force or injury rather than natural causes

"a violent death"

(means also ...) acted upon; influenced

(means also ...) not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material

"supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

(means also ...) not in accordance with scientific laws

"what seemed to be paranormal manifestations"

(... are attributes of unnatural) the quality of being natural or based on natural principles

"he accepted the naturalness of death" "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"

Definition 2: not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unnatural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • abnormal powers of concentration
  • abnormal amounts of rain
  • abnormal circumstances
  • an abnormal interest in food

Synonyms for unnatural in the sense of this definition

(unnatural is similar to ...) markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior

"defective speech"

(unnatural is similar to ...) below normal or average

"after the floods the harvests were subnormal" "subnormal intelligence"

(unnatural is similar to ...) (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes

"kinky sex" "perverted practices"

(unnatural is similar to ...) characteristic of a freak

"a freakish extra toe"

(unnatural is similar to ...) occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function

"vicarious menstruation"

(unnatural is similar to ...) having abnormally short finger or toes

(unnatural is similar to ...) deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal

"these days large families are atypical" "atypical clinical findings" "atypical pneumonia" "highly irregular behavior"

(unnatural is similar to ...) conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal

(unnatural is similar to ...) deviating from the general or common order or type

"advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe"

(unnatural is similar to ...) markedly different from an accepted norm

"aberrant behavior" "deviant ideas"

(unnatural is similar to ...) exceeding the normal or average

"years of supernormal employment during the war" "a phase of supernormal excitability"

(means also ...) afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

"was declared insane" "insane laughter"

(... are attributes of unnatural) being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning

Definition 3: speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for unnatural in the sense of this definition

(unnatural is similar to ...) struggling for effect

"agonistic poses"

(unnatural is similar to ...) artificially formal

"that artificial humility that her husband hated" "contrived coyness" "a stilted letter of acknowledgment" "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"

(unnatural is similar to ...) lacking spontaneity; not natural

"a constrained smile" "forced heartiness" "a strained smile"

(unnatural is similar to ...) (used of style of speaking) overly embellished

"an elocutionary Oxonian delivery"

(unnatural is similar to ...) having unnatural mannerisms

"brief, mannered and unlifelike idiom"

(unnatural is similar to ...) (of a voice) affectedly mellow and rich

"the radio announcer's plummy voice"

(means also ...) produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation

"a studied smile" "a note of biting irony and studied insult"

(... are attributes of unnatural) the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others)

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