unnatural: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (un-nach'ur-ul, -nach'rul), [key]
— 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: the unnatural atmosphere of the place.
  4. lacking human qualities or sympathies; monstrous; inhuman: an obsessive and unnatural hatred.
  5. not genuine or spontaneous; artificial or contrived: a stiff, unnatural manner.
  6. lacking a valid or natural claim; illegitimate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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