Synonyms and Antonyms of natural
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.
chronic, confirmed, habitual, incorrigible, ingrained (also engrained), inveterate, proper, regular, unreconstructed, unregenerate
elemental, elementary, essential
connate, hereditary, inborn, inherent, innate, intimate, intrinsic, native
closely resembling the object imitated
- The diorama featuring stuffed birds and plastic plants actually looked very natural.
alike, like, matching, similar, verisimilar
akin, analogous, approximate, comparable, resembling
accurate, close, faithful, true
expressive, graphic (also graphical), vivid
dissimilar, off, unalike, unlike
contrasted, contrasting, different, disparate
fake, mock, phony (also phoney), sham
being such by blood and not by adoption or marriage
- an adult adoptee who has decided to search for his natural parents
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.
built-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), inherent, innate, integral, intrinsic, native
basic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental
congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior
characteristic, distinctive, peculiar
normal, regular, typical
being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining
- Natural salts are not edible until they are washed and processed.
existing without human habitation or cultivation
- photographs of animals in their natural habitat
free from any intent to deceive or impress others
- She was completely natural in expressing her feelings for him, unafraid of how they would be received.
artless, genuine, guileless, honest, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), real, simple, sincere, true, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentious
childlike, dewy-eyed, gee-whiz, impressionable, inexperienced, malleable, persuadable, persuasible, simpleminded, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed
spontaneous, unforced, unstudied
candid, direct, frank, free, free-spoken, open, openhearted, plain, plainspoken, single-minded, straight, straightforward, unguarded
exploitable, gullible (also gullable), susceptible, unwary
critical, cynical, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, wary
cosmopolitan, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise
civilized, cultivated, cultured, polished, refined
crooked, deceitful, deceptive, devious, double-dealing, hypocritical, manipulative, two-faced
arch, calculating, canny, crafty, cunning, designing, foxy, knavish, scheming, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, subtle, tricky, underhanded, wily
flattering, mealymouthed, smooth, sycophantic, unctuous
affected, artful, artificial, assuming, dishonest, dissembling, dissimulating, fake, false, guileful, insincere, phony (also phoney), pretentious
relating to or characteristic of human beings
- It's only natural to make mistakes—it's part of being human.
angelic (or angelical), divine, godlike, preternatural, superhuman, supernatural, supernormal
immortal, omnipotent, omniscient
animal, beastly, bestial, brute
inhuman, robotic, subhuman