unnaturally

The adverb unnaturally describes something that happens in an unusual or strange way. If you feel unnaturally hot in a cool room, you may have a fever.

A woman with unnaturally long fingernails might find it hard to tie her shoelaces or answer her phone. If your dog makes an unnaturally wolf-like sound in his sleep, you'll wonder what he's dreaming about. And an unnaturally calm and greenish sky sometimes signifies that a tornado is coming. The Latin root of unnaturally is naturalis, "by birth, or according to nature," from natura, or "nature."

Definitions of unnaturally
  1. adverb
    not according to nature; not by natural means
    synonyms: artificially, by artificial means
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    Antonyms:
    naturally
    according to nature; by natural means; without artificial help
  2. adverb
    in an unnatural way
    “his other arm lay across his chest, unnaturally, as if placed there deliberately, for a purpose”
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    Antonyms:
    naturally
    in a natural or normal manner
  3. adverb
    in a manner at variance with what is natural or normal
    “The early Church not unnaturally adopted the position that failure to see the messianic character of his work was really caused by the people's own blindness”
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    Antonyms:
    course, duly, naturally, of course
    as might be expected
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