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natural

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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—itʼs part of being human
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9 born to a father and mother who are not married

  • had fathered an unknown number of natural children
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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
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11 not civilized

  • a natural man, unacquainted with the blessings and burdens of society
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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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natural

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a stupid person

  • a character depicted as a natural in the novel as indicated by his unsophisticated speech habits
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dumb cluck

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