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- n. The state of being unnatural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being unnatural; contrariety to nature.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles
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Such unintentional romances signal the "unnaturalness" of celibacy, for the priest cannot resist the call of love and desire once exposed to the right woman.
The "unnaturalness" of same-sex attraction linked it to sin and God's disapproval.
And how effective such "unnaturalness" can be in evoking natural passion only those will understand who have realised how ineffective for that purpose is our "naturalness" when we are concerned with Sophocles or
The dramatic spirit of the Italian race seems to communicate itself to the puppets, and they perform their parts with a fidelity to theatrical unnaturalness which is wonderful.
This at least aesthetic problem with the Higgs mass is called the hierarchy problem and aside from the cosmological constant problem, it is the most important known example of "unnaturalness" in physics.
It's the "unnaturalness" of noises that clues deer into a hunter's presence.
"unnaturalness" is due not to the individual but to the relationship itself.
However, we are a culture that is obsessed with death as well as unnaturalness.
And then there's bowling: the strain on spin bowlers' fingers and shoulders can turn them into lifelong carpal-tunnel cases by age 30, while the strain on a fast bowler's body—with up to seven times his body weight transferred through his front foot during the delivery stride—reflects the unnaturalness of the bowling action.
It was an echo of the unnaturalness he had felt when the sun had come up.