Synonyms for (adjective) unnatural

Synonyms: affected, unnatural

Definition: speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

Similar words: strained, agonistic

Definition: struggling for effect

Usage: agonistic poses


Similar words: artificial, hokey, stilted, contrived

Definition: artificially formal

Usage: that artificial humility that her husband hated; contrived coyness; a stilted letter of acknowledgment; when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation


Similar words: constrained, forced, strained

Definition: lacking spontaneity; not natural

Usage: a constrained smile; forced heartiness; a strained smile


Similar words: elocutionary

Definition: (used of style of speaking) overly embellished

Usage: an elocutionary Oxonian delivery


Similar words: mannered

Definition: having unnatural mannerisms

Usage: brief, mannered and unlifelike idiom


Similar words: plummy

Definition: (of a voice) affectedly mellow and rich

Usage: the radio announcer's plummy voice


Synonyms: unnatural

Definition: not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature

Usage: an unnatural death; the child's unnatural interest in death

Similar words: violent

Definition: effected by force or injury rather than natural causes

Usage: a violent death


Synonyms: unnatural, abnormal

Definition: not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm

Usage: abnormal powers of concentration; abnormal amounts of rain; abnormal circumstances; an abnormal interest in food

Similar words: aberrant, deviant, deviate

Definition: markedly different from an accepted norm

Usage: aberrant behavior; deviant ideas


Similar words: anomalous

Definition: deviating from the general or common order or type

Usage: advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe


Similar words: antidromic

Definition: conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal


Similar words: atypical, irregular

Definition: deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal

Usage: these days large families are atypical; atypical clinical findings; atypical pneumonia; highly irregular behavior


Similar words: brachydactylic, brachydactylous

Definition: having abnormally short finger or toes


Similar words: defective

Definition: markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior

Usage: defective speech


Similar words: freakish

Definition: characteristic of a freak

Usage: a freakish extra toe


Similar words: kinky, perverted

Definition: (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes

Usage: kinky sex; perverted practices


Similar words: subnormal

Definition: below normal or average

Usage: after the floods the harvests were subnormal; subnormal intelligence


Similar words: supernormal

Definition: exceeding the normal or average

Usage: years of supernormal employment during the war; a phase of supernormal excitability


Similar words: vicarious

Definition: occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function

Usage: vicarious menstruation