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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
(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.”
Adjective
Opposite of related by blood
“The baby girl was born under unfortunate circumstances and was immediately placed with foster parents.”
Adjective
(of a child) Opposite of born from parents who are unmarried
“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.”
Adjective
(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.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, relating to, or derived from instinct
Adjective
Opposite of implanted within the body
Adjective
Opposite of not domesticated
Adjective
Opposite of with no illusions or pretensions
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
Adjective
Opposite of having from birth (or as if from birth) a certain quality or character
Adjective
Opposite of honest and frank
“We ask that you be more discreet with information pertaining to National Security.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, or relating to physical, needs or desires
Adjective
Opposite of used in reference to a feeling or reaction based on an instinctive emotional response rather than considered thought
Adjective
Opposite of to be expected; natural, reasonable, or forgivable
Adjective
Opposite of having from birth (or as if from birth) a certain quality or character
“Disclosing negative emotions without hurting one's partner is an unnatural skill and seldom learned very well in our society.”
Adjective
Opposite of not labored or artificial
Adjective
(especially of plants) Opposite of uninhabited or cultivated
“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.”
Adjective
Opposite of developing in a gradual or natural fashion
“The musical piece was erratic, and frankly, rather jarring on the ears.”
Adjective
Opposite of not affected, changed, or damaged in any way
Adjective
Opposite of graceful and fluent
Adjective
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 very commonly encountered or observed
“His presence may be rare, but his message has resonated within our community for years.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an unpretentious nature
“The band makes no bones about acknowledging their soul, funk, and jazz roots of hip-hop without being pretentious posers.”
Adjective
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
Opposite of not forced
Adjective
Opposite of not restrained or restricted
Adjective
Opposite of using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning
“Your class gave me the tools to understand the forces at work upon my conscience and to make a reasoned decision.”
Adjective
Opposite of forming an inherent or fundamental part of the nature of someone or something
“A dimple is an aesthetically pleasing but superficial feature on the flesh of the human body, most notably in the cheeks.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a natural state, not having been varnished or burnished
Adjective
Opposite of essential, innate or inherent to something
“He castigates prize judges for giving the top awards to books for reasons extrinsic to literature.”
Adjective
Opposite of easygoing in temperament
“Gabriel did not need a weapon to appear intimidating as his size and unapproachable demeanor accomplished that well enough.”
Adjective
Opposite of behaving freely and naturally, without worrying what other people will think
Adjective
Opposite of not covered with varnish
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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