AskDefine | Define unnatural

Dictionary Definition

unnatural adj
1 not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature; "an unnatural death"; "the child's unnatural interest in death" [ant: natural]
2 speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression [syn: affected] [ant: unaffected]
3 distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes" [syn: grotesque, monstrous]

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  1. Not natural; supernatural or artificial.



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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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