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nature

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of nature

  1. 1 the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others it was the violent nature of his stories that got them banned from school libraries her nature was such that lying was never an option for her the stoic nature of these people enables them to endure one calamity after another Synonyms of nature character, clay, colors, complexion, constitution, genius, personality, self, tone Words Related to nature distinctiveness, distinctness, individuality, singularity, uniqueness; attribute, characteristic, earmark, essentiality, feature, flavor, hallmark, mark, point, property, savor (also savour), stamp, trait; disposition, grain, sort, temper, temperament; composition, makeup; essence, essentiality, interior, interiority, soul, spirit; metal, stuff, substance; habit, way

  2. 2 that part of the physical world that is removed from human habitation needed to get out of the office and back to nature in order to clear his head Synonyms of nature open, open air, outdoors, out-of-doors, wild, wilderness Words Related to nature backwoods, bush, country, frontier, hinterland, sticks, up-country; outside, without; badland, barren, desert, waste, wasteland

  3. 3 a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common group together anything round: buttons, lids, coins, and other things of that nature Synonyms of nature breed, class, description, feather, genre, ilk, kidney, kind, like, manner, sort, order, species, strain, stripe, type, varietyWords Related to nature model; sample, specimen; bracket, bunch, category, division, family, grade, group, grouping, lot, persuasion, rank(s), set, suite

  4. 4 one's characteristic attitude or mood a boy of a quiet and shy nature Synonyms of nature grain, disposition, temper, temperamentWords Related to nature cheer, frame, habit, humor, inclination, mode, spirit; angle, attitude, mind-set, outlook, perspective, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; emotion, feeling, heart, passion, sentiment, spirit; strain; belief, conviction, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, opinion, persuasion, view; expression, tone, vein; character, identity, individuality, makeup, mettle, personality, selfhood, self-identity, setup; responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity

  5. 5 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is some artists maintain that color, light, and shadow are the very nature of painting Synonyms of nature being, essentiality, essence, quiddity, quintessence, soul, stuff, substanceWords Related to nature heart, spirit; alpha and omega, center, core, keynote, marrow, pith, seat; embodiment, epitome, incarnation, manifestation, personification; aspect, attribute, feature, property; gist, kernel, nub

  6. 6 the whole body of things observed or assumed the belief that all of nature is controlled by an unseen Supreme Being Synonyms of nature cosmos, creation, macrocosm, universe, worldWords Related to nature existence, realityNear Antonyms of nature nothingness, void

Synonym Discussion of nature

type, kind, sort, nature, description, character mean a number of individuals thought of as a group because of a common quality or qualities. type may suggest strong and clearly marked similarity throughout the items included so that each is typical of the group.
    • one of three basic body types
kind may suggest natural grouping.
    • a zoo seemingly having animals of every kind
sort often suggests some disparagement.
    • the sort of newspaper dealing in sensational stories
nature may imply inherent, essential resemblance rather than obvious or superficial likenesses.
    • two problems of a similar nature
description implies a group marked by agreement in all details belonging to a type as described or defined.
    • not all acts of that description are actually illegal
character implies a group marked by distinctive likenesses peculiar to the type.
    • research on the subject so far has been of an elementary character


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