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1 being such from birth or by nature
  • From his first visits to the wading pool, we could tell that our little boy loved water and was a natural swimmer.
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2 closely resembling the object imitated
  • The diorama featuring stuffed birds and plastic plants actually looked very natural.
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3 being such by blood and not by adoption or marriage
  • an adult adoptee who has decided to search for his natural parents
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4 being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing
  • Her natural talent for music first became apparent when, unbidden, she started banging on a toy piano.
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in one's blood

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5 being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining
  • Natural salts are not edible until they are washed and processed.
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in the raw, in the rough

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6 existing without human habitation or cultivation
  • photographs of animals in their natural habitat
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8 relating to or characteristic of human beings
  • It's only natural to make mistakes—it's part of being human.
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natural, ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated, artless mean free from pretension or calculation. natural implies lacking artificiality and self-consciousness and having a spontaneousness suggesting the natural rather than the man-made world.
    • her unaffected, natural manner
ingenuous implies inability to disguise or conceal one's feelings or intentions.
    • the ingenuous enthusiasm of children
naive suggests lack of worldly wisdom often connoting credulousness and unchecked innocence.
    • politically naive
unsophisticated implies a lack of experience and training necessary for social ease and adroitness.
    • unsophisticated adolescents
artless suggests a naturalness resulting from unawareness of the effect one is producing on others.
    • artless charm

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