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unnatural

(ŭn-năch′ər-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Not in accordance with what usually occurs in nature: a tree with an unnatural shape.
b. Not included in nature; artificial: detergents and other unnatural chemicals.
2.
a. Deviating from a behavioral or social norm: a child's unnatural attachment to a doll.
b. Brutal or unfeeling: unnatural cruelty.
3. Stilted, affected, or awkward: an unnatural smile.

un·nat′u·ral·ly adv.
un·nat′u·ral·ness n.
References in classic literature ?
Nor do I pretend that the foregoing remarks go to the root of the matter: no explanation is offered why an organism, when placed under unnatural conditions, is rendered sterile.
(i) Excluding unnatural logical connectives does not amount to excluding one or two or even finitely many logical connectives.
Bo Schembechler offers a solution when he says, "A guy throwing his body around and hurting people is an unnatural thing.
Scientists say genetically modified (GM) foods are safe but many people call them unnatural.
(c) unnatural preoccupation with human excretion; (d) nudity which appeals to the prurient interest in sex; (e) nudity which is not part of any published or printed materials, such as a personal nude photograph." (Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Institutions)
The proposal would allow retroactive allocations when there has been an unnatural order of death and severing of trusts into exempt and nonexempt shares when appropriate.
The distinction between "natural" and "unnatural" or "perverted" sex has always been part of traditional sexual morality.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 22 (ANI): Twelve people lost their lives while 10 more have been injured in various unnatural incidents across the districts in the state till Monday, according to the Uttar Pradesh Disaster Management Authority.
Unnatural Theology: Religion, Art and Media After the Death of God
It is these unnatural forms of sweeteners that have created our addiction to sweet foods as well as drink.
Since the new millennium, unnatural narratology has fully flourished to be one branch of postclassical narratology, keeping abreast with feminist narratology, rhetorical narratology, and cognitive narratology.
According to the victim, the suspect dragged him behind the archery range and had unnatural sex with him.