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natural

nat·u·ral

natural

 
 
pronunciation:
nae chr l [or] naech rl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or produced by nature; not made by humans.
The zoo hopes to return the large cat to its natural habitat in the forest.
antonyms:
artificial, man-made, synthetic, unnatural
similar words:
genuine
definition 2: according to or resulting from human nature.
Human beings have a natural desire for companionship.
synonyms:
native
similar words:
born, inborn, instinctive
definition 3: not pretended or forced.
Your smile in this school photo doesn't look natural.
synonyms:
authentic, genuine, sincere, true
antonyms:
artificial, false, unnatural
similar words:
free, honest, real, simple
definition 4: without any changes that humans are capable of making, especially through the use of science and technology.
Natural foods don't have chemicals that add to their color or make them last longer.
similar words:
authentic, genuine, organic, pure, real
definition 5: expected; ordinary.
It is natural for teenagers to be confused about life.
synonyms:
normal, ordinary, regular, typical, usual
antonyms:
abnormal, exceptional, surprising
similar words:
accustomed, characteristic, customary, expected, logical, standard
definition 6: having to do with the sciences that study and describe nature.
He started out as a physicist, but soon took an interest in the natural sciences.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who is considered to be gifted or just right for a particular activity.
He's a natural for the part of King Arthur.
similar words:
genius, master, talent
derivation: naturalness (n.)
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