naturally

adverb nat·u·ral·ly \ ˈna-chər-ə-lē , ˈnach-rə- , ˈna-chər- \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of naturally

1 : by nature : by natural character or ability
  • naturally timid
2 : according to the usual course of things : as might be expected
  • we naturally dislike being hurt
3 a : without artificial aid
  • hair that curls naturally
b : without affectation
  • speak naturally
4 : with truth to nature : realistically

Examples of naturally in a Sentence

  1. He's naturally able to make people feel comfortable.

  2. Cats are said to be naturally curious.

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First Known Use of naturally

14th century



NATURALLY Defined for English Language Learners

naturally

adverb

Definition of naturally for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe something that happens or exists by itself without being controlled or changed by someone

  • —used to say that something is expected or normal

  • : because of a quality or skill that a person or animal is born with


NATURALLY Defined for Kids

naturally

adverb nat·u·ral·ly \ ˈna-chər-ə-lē , ˈnach-rə-lē \

Definition of naturally for Students

1 : without anything added or changed : by natural character
  • Fruit is naturally sweet.
2 : in the normal or expected way
  • Naturally, you're tired from running.
3 : because of a quality present at birth
  • Cats are naturally curious.
4 : in a way that is relaxed and normal
  • Just speak naturally.


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