What is the opposite of natural?

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Adjective
Opposite of that which happens routinely without human intervention
“Some climate scientists agree that this recent warming is anomalous, but debate continues about its source.”
Adjective
Opposite of existing in an environment predating human technology, production, and design
“Activists believe that animals should not be made to live in artificial settings such as zoo enclosures.”
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Opposite of bearing the characteristics inherent of a human being
“Consuming large amounts of alcohol often brings out the most unhuman and overtly exaggerated instincts in people.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by the lack of artificial additives or preservative treatment
“I do not trust that processed foods will agree with my body.”
Adjective
(attributive to a person) Opposite of characterized by having an inherent skill or quality
“He was raw and awkward when he first joined the team, but through hard work, his skills have become increasingly polished.”
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(of a skill or quality) Opposite of of being part of the person and not trained, or learned
“He had an acquired taste for fine wine, but not for your particular brand of humor.”
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(of a person or their behaviour) Opposite of uncontrived and genuine
“I could call her up and wish her well but it would be contrived and insincere.”
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Opposite of as expected, or reasonable
“It is unreasonable for you to fear what does not exist.”
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Opposite of related by blood
“The baby girl was born under unfortunate circumstances and was immediately placed with foster parents.”
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(of a child) Opposite of born to a father and mother who are not married
“For legitimate children, conflicts with one parent can sometimes be balanced out by the other.”
Adjective
Opposite of closely or accurately depicting that which is being copied or imitated
“We cannot use this imprecise representation of the Amazon rainforest as our backdrop.”
Adjective
Opposite of a person unaffected by or unaware of the social protocols of modern society
“The civilized man, at its most intrinsic form, should be able to execute basic manners.”
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(rare) Opposite of characterized by the ideology of respect and dignity
“If he ever presents himself in an undignified manner again, he will never find honor in my presence.”
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Opposite of naturally as part or consequence of something
Adjective
Opposite of consisting of the same substance throughout
“Parts of the bridge were constructed with hollow aluminum and plated with soft lead.”
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Opposite of related to or prompted by instinct
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Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
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Opposite of being such from birth or by nature
Adjective
Opposite of honest and frank
“We ask that you be more discreet with information pertaining to National Security.”
Adjective
Opposite of being the straightest and most direct way to a point or end
“The group voted to stop at the zoo, forcing Mark to drive the indirect route to their destination.”
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Opposite of used in reference to a feeling or reaction based on an instinctive emotional response rather than considered thought
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Opposite of to be expected; natural, reasonable, or forgivable
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Opposite of not laboured or artificial
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(especially of plants) Opposite of existing without human habitation or cultivation
“Although no one would plant these weedy types, they all have attractive, cultivated cousins.”
Adjective
(of air, water, or food) Opposite of fresh, pure, and untainted
“They returned to the city, breathing in the polluted air of the urban jungle.”
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Opposite of not affected, changed, or damaged in any way
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Opposite of graceful and fluent
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Opposite of fundamental, inherent or central in nature
“Hickey theorized that humans have an underlying primary nature, as well as an opposing secondary nature.”
Adjective
Opposite of often observed or encountered
“His presence may be rare, but his message has resonated within our community for years.”
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Opposite of that does not damage the environment
“We must encourage the continued reduction of the use of ecologically unfriendly energy for the benefit of future generations.”
Adjective
(of speech, expression, or action) Opposite of frank or unrestrained
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, or relating to physical, needs or desires
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Opposite of not restrained or restricted
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Opposite of not domesticated or otherwise controlled
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(of food) Opposite of not having been processed
“I think it would be beneficial if we minimized the amount of processed food we consume.”
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Opposite of done or existing without one realizing
Adjective
(biology, chemistry) Opposite of relating to or derived from living matter
Adjective
Opposite of behaving freely and naturally, without worrying what other people will think
Adjective
Opposite of of having a good-natured or casual personality
“Any friendly aspect or unfriendly connection between these two is then said to reflect upon the relationship of the lovers.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who has an innate skill or feels at home doing something
“When the judges saw the room, they immediately knew that Josh was a complete unnatural at home decor.”
Noun
(archaic) Opposite of a simple-minded person or an idiot
“The distinction between a mere sage and a philosophic sage is quite significant.”
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