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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, pertaining to, produced by, or existing in nature.
The zoo hopes to return the large cat to its natural habitat in the forest.Honey is a natural sweetener.
synonyms:
native
antonyms:
artificial, factitious, man-made, preternatural, synthetic, unnatural
similar words:
genuine
definition 2: according to or resulting from human nature or innate human capability.
It is natural to feel anger when one is offended or hurt by others.She has a natural talent for gymnastics.
synonyms:
constitutional, inherent, intrinsic, native
antonyms:
unnatural
similar words:
born, congenital, immanent, inborn, innate, instinctive
definition 3: true or spontaneous; not affected, pretended, or forced.
Your smile in this photograph doesn't look natural.
synonyms:
authentic, genuine, sincere, spontaneous, true, unaffected
antonyms:
affected, artificial, false, forced, mannered, stilted, strained, unnatural
similar words:
careless, free, honest, real, simple, unconstrained, unpretentious
definition 4: without artificial modification; unadulterated.
natural foods
synonyms:
unadulterated
antonyms:
adulterated, artificial, refined
similar words:
authentic, genuine, organic, pure, real, unmodified
definition 5: expected; ordinary.
Pain is a natural consequence of disease.
synonyms:
habitual, normal, ordinary, regular, typical, usual
antonyms:
abnormal, exceptional, surprising, unexpected
similar words:
accustomed, characteristic, consequent, customary, expected, logical, standard
definition 6: relating to the sciences that deal with the phenomena of nature.
antonyms:
preternatural
definition 7: based on what is considered inherently right or moral.
natural rights
synonyms:
just, legitimate, moral
similar words:
basic, correct, decent, fundamental, intrinsic, primary
definition 8: related by birth or blood.
natural parents
synonyms:
akin, consanguineous, related
antonyms:
adoptive
similar words:
biological, genetic, kin
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who is considered to be gifted or inherently suited for a particular activity.
As a musician she's a natural.
synonyms:
whiz
similar words:
genius, master, talent
derivation: naturalness (n.)
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