adjective \ˌən-ˈna-chə-rəl, -ˈnach-rəl\

: different from how things usually are in the physical world or in nature

: different from what is normal in a way that is seen as wrong, disturbing, etc.

: not real

Full Definition of UNNATURAL

:  not being in accordance with nature or consistent with a normal course of events
a :  not being in accordance with normal human feelings or behavior :  perverse
b :  lacking ease and naturalness :  contrived <her manner was forced and unnatural>
c :  inconsistent with what is reasonable or expected <an unnatural alliance>
un·nat·u·ral·ly \-ˈna-chə-rə-lē, -ˈnach-rə-, -ˈna-chər-\ adverb
un·nat·u·ral·ness \-ˈna-chə-rəl-nəs, -ˈnach-rəl-\ noun

Examples of UNNATURAL

  1. It seems unnatural to keep the bird in a cage.
  2. She has an unnatural obsession with money.
  3. Her smile looked forced and unnatural.

First Known Use of UNNATURAL

14th century

Rhymes with UNNATURAL


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