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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•nat•u•ralʌnˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl(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.

  4. lacking human qualities or sympathies; monstrous; inhuman.

  5. not genuine or spontaneous; artificial or contrived:

    a stiff, unnatural manner.

  6. Obs. lacking a valid or natural claim; illegitimate.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unnatural(adj)

    not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature

    "an unnatural death"; "the child's unnatural interest in death"

  2. abnormal, unnatural(adj)

    not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm

    "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"

  3. affected, unnatural(adj)

    speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unnatural(adjective)ʌnˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl

    not normal, strange

    an unnatural act


  1. unnatural(Adjective)

    Not natural; supernatural or artificial.

  2. unnatural(Adjective)

    Going against nature; perverse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unnatural(adj)

    not natural; contrary, or not conforming, to the order of nature; being without natural traits; as, unnatural crimes

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


strange or queer

an unnatural silence.

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