naturalistic

adjective nat·u·ral·is·tic \ ˌna-chə-rə-ˈli-stik , ˌnach-rə- \
variants: or less commonly naturalist play \ˈna-chə-rə-list, ˈnach-rə-\
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of naturalistic

: of, characterized by, or according with naturalism

naturalistically

play \ˌna-chə-rə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē, ˌnach-rə-\ adverb

Examples of naturalistic in a Sentence

  1. The zoo strives to create naturalistic settings for the animals.

  2. the movie's volcanic eruption is so naturalistic that it's easy to forget that it all came out of a computer

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First Known Use of naturalistic

1838

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NATURALISTIC Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of naturalistic for English Language Learners

  • : 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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