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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 of natural born, congenital Words Related to natural 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 of natural cultivated, developed, trained; alien, foreign, unnatural Antonyms of natural nonnatural

  2. 2 closely resembling the object imitated the diorama featuring stuffed birds and plastic plants actually looked very natural Synonyms of natural lifelike, living, naturalistic (also naturalist), near, photo-realistic, realistic, three-dimensional Words Related to natural alike, like, matching, similar, verisimilar; akin, analogous, approximate, comparable, resembling; accurate, close, faithful, true; compelling, convincing; expressive, graphic (also graphical), gritty, vivid Near Antonyms of natural dissimilar, off, unalike, unlike; incomparable, unmatched; contrasted, contrasting, different, disparate; fake, mock, phony (also phoney), sham Antonyms of natural 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 of natural biological (also biologic), birth, consanguineous Words Related to natural legitimate Near Antonyms of natural illegitimate Antonyms of natural 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 of natural built-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), innate, integral, intrinsic, native, inherentWords Related to natural basic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental; congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior; internal; characteristic, distinctive, peculiar; habitual, inveterate; normal, regular, typicalNear Antonyms of natural alien, foreign; accidental, coincidental, incidental; acquired, adscititious; superficial, surface; exterior, externalAntonyms of natural 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 of natural native, crude, raw, rude, undressed, unprocessed, unrefined, untreatedWords Related to natural undeveloped; rough-hewn, semifinished, unfinished, unpolished; uncooked; impure, unfilteredNear Antonyms of natural filtered, pure, purifiedAntonyms of natural dressed, processed, refined, treated

  6. 6 existing without human habitation or cultivation photographs of animals in their natural habitat Synonyms of natural wild, uncultivated, untamed, virginWords Related to natural native; uninhabited, unpeopled, unsettled; overgrown, spontaneous, untended; waste; undeveloped; desolate, forlorn, howlingNear Antonyms of natural inhabited; developed; seminaturalAntonyms of natural 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 of natural artless, genuine, honest, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), guileless, real, simple, sincere, true, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentiousWords Related to natural 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 of natural 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 of natural 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 of natural earthborn, mortal, humanWords Related to natural anthropoid, creatural, hominid, humanlike, humanoidNear Antonyms of natural angelic (or angelical), divine, godlike, preternatural, superhuman, supernatural, supernormal; immortal, omnipotent, omniscient; animal, beastly, bestial, brute, infrahuman; inhuman, robotic, subhumanAntonyms of natural nonhuman

  9. 9 born to a father and mother who are not married had fathered an unknown number of natural children Synonyms of natural baseborn, bastard, misbegotten, illegitimate, spurious, supposititious, unfatheredWords Related to natural fatherless, motherless; nameless; adopted, orphanedAntonyms of natural 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 of natural big, chivalrous, elevated, gallant, great, greathearted, high, high-minded, lofty, lordly, magnanimous, noble, sublimeWords Related to natural ennobled, exalted, glorified; heroic (also heroical), honorable, valiant, venerable, worthy; knightly, princely, regal; inspiring, moving, numinous, uplifting; august, magnificent, majesticNear Antonyms of natural 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 of natural base, debased, degenerate, degraded, ignoble, low

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

Synonym Discussion of natural

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

synonyms see in addition regular


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 of natural 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-yoWords Related to natural 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 of natural egghead, intellect, intellectual, sage, thinker, whiz, wizard; polymath, Renaissance man; sharpie (or sharpy)Antonyms of natural brain, genius


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