man-made man-made

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Try to reduce the amount of man-made garbage that you put in your body.
  2. To a cynic like myself, they looked indisputably man-made.
  3. It was a man-made disaster, created by lousy engineering, misplaced priorities and pork-barrel politics.

News

  1. House GOPer: Term “climate denier” offensive because it’s like “Holocaust denier”

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who is skeptical of man-made global warming, does not like the term "climate denier"        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Salon.com

  2. IHT Rendezvous: And the Weatherman Says There’s More to Come

    Europe has been enduring another year of unseasonable weather, and climate scientists warn that the pattern of extended winters and wet summers could last for years. Is it a natural phenomenon or does man-made climate change play a part?        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Sangre Chronicle > Red River > (video) Pond skim closes out Red River Ski Area season

    Red River Ski Area closed out the 2012-13 ski season with its annual pond skim on March 14, 2013. People watching in the first row were soaked by the water splashing at them as skiers and boarders hydroplaned through the man-made feature.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Sangre de Christo Chronicle

Quotes

  1. "It is as enraging as it is heartbreaking, and we will not relent until this leak is contained, until the waters and shores are cleaned up, and until the people unjustly victimised by this man-made disaster are made whole," he said.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

  2. "The challenges we face are not acts of God or accidents of fate," Richardson said. "They're man-made and they're deliberate. Whether it will be willful ignorance or an ignorant will, we are left with the ravages of an administration that...
    on May 21, 2007 By: Bill Richardson Source: FOXNews

  3. "This year, we come to you as the majority," Pelosi said. "The American people have called for a new direction for the Congress and for the country. : Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster compounded by a man-made disaster. It is now 18...
    on Jan 25, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: People's Weekly World

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