unnatural

An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (unusual)
a. poco normal
I think it's unnatural to live with your parents when you're over 30.A mí me parece poco normal que vivas con tus padres pasados los 30.
b. raro
It's unnatural for siblings to get along as well as you two do.Es raro que los hermanos se lleven tan bien como ustedes dos.
c. irreal (silence)
The unnatural silence in the house when she walked in frightened her.El silencio irreal que había al entrar en la casa la asustó.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It's not unnatural that the children want to see their father.Es natural que los niños quieran ver a su padre.
Tim gets a haircut every day. - That's unnatural.Tim se corta el cabello todos los días. - Eso no es normal.
2. (artificial)
a. poco natural
The acting was so unnatural that I got up and walked out of the theater.La forma de actuar era tan poco natural que me levanté y me fui del teatro.
b. forzado
She stood there with an unnatural smile as her opponent received a standing ovation.Se quedó ahí, con una sonrisa forzada, mientras el público se ponía de pie para aplaudir a su oponente.
c. afectado
For some reason, my own voice sounds unnatural to me when I'm talking on the phone.No sé por qué pero mi propia voz me resulta afectada cuando hablo con alguien por teléfono.
3. (against natural laws)
a. antinatural
Things that a century ago were thought unnatural are now accepted as normal.Cosas que hace un siglo se consideraban antinaturales son ahora tenidas por normales.
b. contra natura
Whatever you say, I think smoking is an unnatural habit.Digas lo que diga, a mí fumar me parece un hábito contra natura.
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unnatural
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (abnormal)
a. anormal, antinatural
it's unnatural to…no es normal…
2. (affected)
a. afectado(a)
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unnatural [ʌnˈnætʃrəl]
adjective
1 (unusual, abnormal) poco normal; poco natural
her arm was twisted into an unnatural position tenía el brazo torcido en una postura poco normal or natural; it was unnatural for her to be so talkative era extraño or raro en ella hablar tanto
being richer than one's clansmen carried with it a social stigma. It was unnatural, and therefore suspicious The unnatural cold renders the trees susceptible to acid rain His skin wore the slightly sallow, unnatural tan that came from sun lamps he had been at it long enough to look exhausted by the unnatural exercise She fell and lay still in an unnatural posture she told her story with an unnatural calm there was an unnatural quietness from the kitchen which made him suspicious he moved and spoke with an unnatural calmness There was an unnatural casualness, itself a warning to Maryse
it's unnatural to eat so much no es normal comer tanto
unnatural death muerte (f) por causas no naturales
Any unnatural death necessitates an inquest
it is not unnatural to think that ... es normal pensar que ...
it would be unnatural not to be depressed after the death of a loved one
there was an unnatural silence se hizo un silencio irreal
2 (affected) [+smile, voice, manner] poco natural; forzado
her voice sounded unnatural - I knew she was concealing something from me she gave him a bright, determined smile which seemed unnatural to Hunter and not at all like the quizzical and tender glances that he had come to know and love so well
3 (perverted) [+habit, vice, practice] antinatural
masturbation is not immoral, unnatural or dangerous the unnatural practice of slavery many people regard homosexuality as unnatural
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