Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unnatural manner; in opposition to natural feelings and sentiments.

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  • adverb In an unnatural manner

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb not according to nature; not by natural means
  • adverb in a manner at variance with what is natural or normal
  • adverb in an unnatural way

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Examples

  • The sandwich (by itself an obscenity), slathered in unnaturally ultra-white mayonnaise, is floating in the air directly across from the disturbingly pale profile of a young, gape-mouthed woman who looks frightened to death of the manly meat.

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  • When she looked at him fully, his expression seemed unnaturally somber.

    The Second Time

  • When she looked at him fully, his expression seemed unnaturally somber.

    The Second Time

  • When she looked at him fully, his expression seemed unnaturally somber.

    The Second Time

  • When she looked at him fully, his expression seemed unnaturally somber.

    The Second Time

  • And I think what happens is that orphanage kids and I think, by the way, they develop great strengths, too - but I think that they begin to feel a little bit, you know, they lose a little bit of that lose a little bit of their childhood that way in that they feel kind of unnaturally responsible for their own survival at a very early age.

    Scott Simon's Family: 'In Praise Of Adoption'

  • And I think what happens is that orphanage kids and I think, by the way, they develop great strengths, too - but I think that they begin to feel a little bit, you know, they lose a little bit of that lose a little bit of their childhood that way in that they feel kind of unnaturally responsible for their own survival at a very early age.

    Scott Simon's Family: 'In Praise Of Adoption'

  • And I think what happens is that orphanage kids and I think, by the way, they develop great strengths, too - but I think that they begin to feel a little bit, you know, they lose a little bit of that lose a little bit of their childhood that way in that they feel kind of unnaturally responsible for their own survival at a very early age.

    Scott Simon's Family: 'In Praise Of Adoption'

  • And I think what happens is that orphanage kids and I think, by the way, they develop great strengths, too - but I think that they begin to feel a little bit, you know, they lose a little bit of that lose a little bit of their childhood that way in that they feel kind of unnaturally responsible for their own survival at a very early age.

    Scott Simon's Family: 'In Praise Of Adoption'

  • And I think what happens is that orphanage kids and I think, by the way, they develop great strengths, too - but I think that they begin to feel a little bit, you know, they lose a little bit of that lose a little bit of their childhood that way in that they feel kind of unnaturally responsible for their own survival at a very early age.

    Scott Simon's Family: 'In Praise Of Adoption'

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  • I rang a bell and a large soft man oozed out from behind a wall and smiled at me with moist soft lips and bluish-white teeth and unnaturally bright eyes.

    --Raymond Chandler, 1949, The Little Sister, chapter 34

    September 5, 2009