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Definition of "unnatural" []

  • In violation of a natural law. (adjective)
  • Inconsistent with an individual pattern or custom. (adjective)
  • Deviating from a behavioral or social norm: an unnatural attachment. (adjective)
  • Contrived or constrained; artificial: smiled in an unnatural manner. (adjective)
  • In violation of natural feelings; inhuman. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unnatural" in a sentence
  • "'_You_ are, Monica; your own unnatural prejudice -- _unnatural_ prejudice, blinds you."
  • "They spoke and chanted in Yiddish and Hebrew, stressing the community's resilience and unity after what one called an unnatural death."
  • "The good lady could not account for what she called his unnatural departure."