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natural

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of natural

  1. 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> Synonyms born, congenital Related Words chronic, confirmed, habitual, incorrigible, ingrained (also engrained), inveterate, proper, regular, unreconstructed, unregenerate; constitutional, consummate; elemental, elementary, essential; connate, hereditary, inborn, inherent, innate, intimate, intrinsic, native; instinctual, intuitive Near Antonyms cultivated, developed, trained; alien, foreign, unnatural Antonyms nonnatural

  2. 2 closely resembling the object imitated <the diorama featuring stuffed birds and plastic plants actually looked very natural> Synonyms lifelike, living, naturalistic (also naturalist), near, photo-realistic, realistic, three-dimensional Related Words alike, like, matching, similar, verisimilar; akin, analogous, approximate, comparable, resembling; accurate, close, faithful, true; compelling, convincing; expressive, graphic (also graphical), gritty, vivid Near Antonyms dissimilar, off, unalike, unlike; incomparable, unmatched; contrasted, contrasting, different, disparate; fake, mock, phony (also phoney), sham Antonyms nonnatural, nonrealistic, unnatural, unrealistic

  3. 3 being such by blood and not by adoption or marriage <an adult adoptee who has decided to search for his natural parents> Synonyms biological (also biologic), birth, consanguineous Related Words legitimate Near Antonyms illegitimate Antonyms adopted, adoptive, nonbiological

  4. 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> Synonyms built-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), innate, integral, intrinsic, native, inherentRelated Words basic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental; congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior; internal; characteristic, distinctive, peculiar; habitual, inveterate; normal, regular, typicalNear Antonyms alien, foreign; accidental, coincidental, incidental; acquired, adscititious; superficial, surface; exterior, externalAntonyms adventitious, extraneous, extrinsic

  5. 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> Synonyms native, crude, raw, rude, undressed, unprocessed, unrefined, untreatedRelated Words undeveloped; rough-hewn, semifinished, unfinished, unpolished; uncooked; impure, unfilteredNear Antonyms filtered, pure, purifiedAntonyms dressed, processed, refined, treated

  6. 6 existing without human habitation or cultivation <photographs of animals in their natural habitat> Synonyms wild, uncultivated, untamed, virginRelated Words native; uninhabited, unpeopled, unsettled; overgrown, spontaneous, untended; waste; undeveloped; desolate, forlorn, howlingNear Antonyms inhabited; developed; seminaturalAntonyms cultivated, tamed

  7. 7 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> Synonyms artless, genuine, honest, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), guileless, real, simple, sincere, true, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentiousRelated Words 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; trustful, trusting; exploitable, gullible (also gullable), susceptible, unwaryNear Antonyms 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; feigned, forced, strainedAntonyms affected, artful, artificial, assuming, dishonest, dissembling, dissimulating, fake, false, guileful, insincere, phony (also phoney), pretentious

  8. 8 relating to or characteristic of human beings <it's only natural to make mistakes—it's part of being human> Synonyms earthborn, mortal, humanRelated Words anthropoid, creatural, hominid, humanlike, humanoidNear Antonyms angelic (or angelical), divine, godlike, preternatural, superhuman, supernatural, supernormal; immortal, omnipotent, omniscient; animal, beastly, bestial, brute, infrahuman; inhuman, robotic, subhumanAntonyms nonhuman

  9. 9 born to a father and mother who are not married <had fathered an unknown number of natural children> Synonyms baseborn, bastard, misbegotten, illegitimate, spurious, supposititious, unfatheredRelated Words fatherless, motherless; nameless; adopted, orphanedAntonyms legitimate

  10. 10 having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature <his late grandfather was as kind and natural a man as one could ever hope to meet> Synonyms big, chivalrous, elevated, gallant, great, greathearted, high, high-minded, lofty, lordly, magnanimous, noble, sublimeRelated Words ennobled, exalted, glorified; heroic (also heroical), honorable, valiant, venerable, worthy; knightly, princely, regal; inspiring, moving, numinous, uplifting; august, magnificent, majesticNear Antonyms sordid, squalid, vile, wretched; abominable, contemptible, despicable, detestable, hateful, offensive, repulsive, ugly, vicious; dastardly, dirty, lousy, sorry; little, mean, narrow, small-minded; degrading, discreditable, humiliating, ignominious; coarse, crude, vulgarAntonyms base, debased, degenerate, degraded, ignoble, low

  11. 11 not civilized <a natural man, unacquainted with the blessings and burdens of society> Synonyms barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, heathen, heathenish, savage, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), rude, uncivil, uncivilized, uncultivated, wildRelated Words coarse, crude, primitive, rough; uncouth, unculturedNear Antonyms cultured, enlightened, humane, sophisticated; genteel, polished, polite, refined, urbane, well-bred; semicivilizedAntonyms civilized


natural

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of natural

  1. a stupid person <European explorers had a tendency to view the nonwhite peoples they encountered as uncivilized naturals> Synonyms airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cretin, cuddy (or cuddie) [British dialect], deadhead, dim bulb [slang], dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey, doofus [slang], dope, dork [slang], dullard, dumbbell, dumbhead, dum-dum, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], moron, mug [chiefly British], mutt, idiot, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yoRelated Words booby, buffoon, fool, goose, loony, lunatic, madman, nut, zany; loser; gawk; featherbrain, scatterbrain; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cur, heel, jerk, skunk, snake, stinker, villain; bimbette [slang], bimbo [slang], himboNear Antonyms egghead, intellect, intellectual, sage, thinker, whiz, wizard; polymath, Renaissance man; sharpie (or sharpy)Antonyms brain, genius


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