unnatural ADJECTIVE 1) contrary to nature; abnormal or artificial. 2) affected; not spontaneous.
DERIVATIVES unnaturally adverb unnaturalness noun.

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  • unnaturally — un|nat|u|ral|ly [ ʌn nætʃrəli ] adverb in a way that seems strange or not normal: His face seemed unnaturally pale. not unnaturally used for saying that someone s behavior was what could normally be expected in that situation: Not unnaturally, I… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unnaturally — [[t]ʌnnæ̱tʃərəli[/t]] PHRASE: PHR with cl You can use not unnaturally to indicate that the situation you are describing is exactly as you would expect in the circumstances. → See also unnatural It was a question that Roy not unnaturally found… …   English dictionary

  • unnaturally — UK [ʌnˈnætʃ(ə)rəlɪ] / US [ʌnˈnætʃrəlɪ] adverb in a way that seems strange or not normal His face seemed unnaturally pale. • not unnaturally …   English dictionary

  • unnaturally — adverb 1. in an unnatural way his other arm lay across his chest, unnaturally, as if placed there deliberately, for a purpose • Ant: ↑naturally • Derived from adjective: ↑unnatural 2. not according to nature; not by natural means artificially… …   Useful english dictionary

  • unnaturally — adv. Unnaturally is used with these adjectives: ↑bright, ↑loud, ↑pale, ↑quiet, ↑silent …   Collocations dictionary

  • Unnaturally — Unnatural Un*nat u*ral (?; 135), a. Not natural; contrary, or not conforming, to the order of nature; being without natural traits; as, unnatural crimes. [1913 Webster] Syn: See {Factitious}. [1913 Webster] {Un*nat u*ral*ly}, adv. {Un*nat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unnaturally — adverb see unnatural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unnaturally — See unnatural. * * * …   Universalium

  • unnaturally — adverb In an unnatural manner …   Wiktionary

  • unnaturally — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. strangely, unusually, abnormally; see crazily …   English dictionary for students

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