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nature

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1 the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others

  • it was the grotesque nature of his stories that made them a challenge to get published in mainstream magazines
  • her nature was such that lying was never an option for her
  • the stoic nature of that family enables them to endure one calamity after another
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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
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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
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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
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name of the game

6 the whole body of things observed or assumed

  • the belief that all of nature is controlled by an unseen Supreme Being
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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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