HyperDic: unnatural

English > 3 senses of the word unnatural:
ADJECTIVEallunnaturalnot in accordance with or determined by nature
allunnatural, abnormalnot normal
allunnatural, affectedspeaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
unnatural > pronunciation
Soundsahnnae'cherahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > unnatural: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature.
Examples
  • "an unnatural death"
  • "the child's unnatural interest in death"
Attribute ofnaturalnessThe quality of being natural or based on natural principles
NarrowerviolentEffected by force or injury rather than natural causes
See alsoaffectedacted upon
paranormalnot in accordance with scientific laws
supernaturalnot existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws
OppositenaturalIn accordance with nature
Spanishantinatural
Catalanantinatural
Adverbsunnaturallyin a manner at variance with what is natural or normal
English > unnatural: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot normal; not typical or usual / usual or regular or conforming to a norm.
Synonymabnormal
Attribute ofnormality, normalcyWithin certain limits that define the range of normal / normal functioning
Narroweraberrant, deviant, deviatemarkedly different from an accepted norm
anomalousdeviating from the general or common order or type
antidromicConducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal
atypical, irregularDeviating from normal expectations
brachydactylic, brachydactylousHaving abnormally short finger or toes
defectivemarkedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior
freakishcharacteristic of a freak
kinky, perverted(used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
subnormalBelow normal or average
supernormalExceeding the normal or average
vicariousOccurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function
See alsoatypical, untypical, atypicnot representative of a group, class, or type
insaneAfflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement
Oppositenormalconforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm
Spanishanormal
Catalananormal
English > unnatural: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningspeaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression.
Synonymaffected
Attribute ofaffectednessThe quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others)
Narroweragonistic, strainedstruggling for effect
artificial, contrived, hokey, stiltedartificially formal
constrained, forced, strainedlacking spontaneity
elocutionary(used of style of speaking) overly embellished
manneredHaving unnatural mannerisms
plummy(of a voice) affectedly mellow and rich
See alsostudiedproduced or marked by conscious design or premeditation
OppositeunaffectedFree of artificiality
Spanishafectado, artificial, artificiós
Catalanafectat, artificial, artificiós
Nounsunnaturalnessthe quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles
Adverbsunnaturallyin an unnatural way

©2001-20 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict