Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being unnatural; contrariety to nature.

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  • noun The state of being unnatural.

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  • noun the quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles

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Examples

  • 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 Little Professor:

  • The "unnaturalness" of same-sex attraction linked it to sin and God's disapproval.

    Deepak Chopra: The Real Policy is "Don't Talk About It"

  • 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.

    Triple-Decker Blogging, Vol. III: The Inquisitor

  • 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

    Appearances Being Notes of Travel

  • 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.

    Venetian Life

  • 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.

    The Reference Frame

  • It's the "unnaturalness" of noises that clues deer into a hunter's presence.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • It's the "unnaturalness" of noises that clues deer into a hunter's presence.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • "unnaturalness" is due not to the individual but to the relationship itself.

    Sex and Common-Sense

  • However, we are a culture that is obsessed with death as well as unnaturalness.

    Blue Dress Painting

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