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



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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