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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.
She uses only natural ingredients in her cooking.
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: expected; ordinary.
It is natural for teenagers to be confused about life.
synonyms:
normal, ordinary, regular, usual
antonyms:
abnormal, exceptional, surprising
similar words:
accustomed, characteristic, customary, expected, logical, standard
definition 5: 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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