unnaturally

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English unnaturelly, equivalent to unnatural +‎ -ly and/or un- +‎ naturally.

Adverb[edit]

unnaturally (comparative more unnaturally, superlative most unnaturally)

  1. In an unnatural manner.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. Thus outraged, she showed herself to be a bold as well as a furious virago. Next day she found her way to their lodgings and tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head.