unnaturalness


unnaturalness

adjective

  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. Obsolete. lacking a valid or natural claim; illegitimate.

adjective

  1. contrary to nature; abnormal
  2. not in accordance with accepted standards of behaviour or right and wrongunnatural love
  3. uncanny; supernaturalunnatural phenomena
  4. affected or forcedan unnatural manner
  5. inhuman or monstrous; wickedan unnatural crime
  6. obsolete illegitimate

adj.early 15c., “not in accord with physical nature,” from un- (1) “not” + natural (adj.). Meaning “artificial” is attested from 1746; that of “at variance with moral standards” is from 1520s.

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