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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.
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