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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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Despite his assertion that no further similar incidents are likely to be faced by unsuspecting consumers, he did warn that unnaturally high water bills are more often than not owed to factors other than clerical errors.
The first signs of trouble were evident when China in order to unload its unnaturally high levels of inventories lowered the floor price a few months ago.
Holding her accessory slightly unnaturally in front of her, the youngest daughter of Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone was absorbed in thought as she left the venue with her husband in tow.
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Summary: The Lebanese government should investigate the deaths of eight migrant domestic workers who died in October, and the reasons behind the unnaturally high death rate among the community, leading rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday.AaAccording to recent media reports, eight women died last month.
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