naturalistic

adjective
nat·​u·​ral·​is·​tic | \ ˌna-chə-rə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce naturalistic (audio) , ˌnach-rə- \
variants: or less commonly naturalist \ ˈna-​chə-​rə-​list How to pronounce naturalistic (audio) , ˈnach-​rə-​ \

Definition of naturalistic

: of, characterized by, or according with naturalism

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Other Words from naturalistic

naturalistically \ ˌna-​chə-​rə-​ˈli-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce naturalistic (audio) , ˌnach-​rə-​ \ adverb

Examples of naturalistic in a Sentence

The zoo strives to create naturalistic settings for the animals. the movie's volcanic eruption is so naturalistic that it's easy to forget that it all came out of a computer
Recent Examples on the Web This should look like a really great naturalistic foreign movie. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, 14 June 2021 One actor is cheaper than several, and a deliberately non-naturalistic monologue can be easier to write than realistic dialogue. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 26 May 2021 Under the Nazis, modern, expressionistic and abstract art was banned and only realistic and naturalistic art was permitted. Mark Kennedy, Anchorage Daily News, 27 May 2021 Under the Nazis, modern, expressionistic and abstract art was banned and only realistic and naturalistic art was permitted. CBS News, 27 May 2021 Under the Nazis, modern, expressionistic and abstract art was banned and only realistic and naturalistic art was permitted. Mark Kennedy, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 May 2021 Under the Nazis, modern, expressionistic and abstract art was banned and only realistic and naturalistic art was permitted. Time, 27 May 2021 Under the Nazis, modern, expressionistic and abstract art was banned and only realistic and naturalistic art was permitted. NBC News, 26 May 2021 Under the Nazis, modern, expressionistic and abstract art was banned and only realistic and naturalistic art was permitted. Mark Kennedy, ajc, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of naturalistic

1838, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2021

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“Naturalistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/naturalistic. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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naturalistic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of naturalistic

: looking like what appears in nature : not looking artificial or man-made
: using naturalism in art or literature : showing people or things as they really are

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