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Definitions of natural

  1. being talented through inherited qualities; " a natural leader"; " a born musician"; " an innate talent"
  2. a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
  3. unthinking; prompted by ( or as if by) instinct; " a cat's natural aversion to water"; " offering to help was as instinctive as breathing"
  4. unaffected and natural looking; " a lifelike pose"; " a natural reaction"
  5. ( in craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
  6. someone regarded as certain to succeed; " he's a natural for the job"
  7. related by blood; not adopted; " natural parent"
  8. in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature; " a very natural development"; " our natural environment"; " natural science"; " natural resources"; " natural cliffs"; " natural phenomena"
  9. existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation; " a natural pearl"; " natural gas"; " natural silk"; " natural blonde hair"; " a natural sweetener"; " natural fertilizers"
  10. existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; " a perfectly natural explanation"
  11. ( biology) functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies; " it's the natural thing to happen"; " natural immunity"; " a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild"
  12. ( used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition; " natural yogurt"; " natural produce"; " raw wool"; " raw sugar"; " bales of rude cotton"
  13. ( craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
  14. of a key containing no sharps or flats; " B natural"
  15. functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies; " it's the natural thing to happen"; " natural immunity"; " a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild"
  16. Naturally.
  17. Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential; characteristic; not artifical, foreign, assumed, put on, or acquired; as, the natural growth of animals or plants; the natural motion of a gravitating body; natural strength or disposition; the natural heat of the body; natural color.
  18. Conformed to the order, laws, or actual facts, of nature; consonant to the methods of nature; according to the stated course of things, or in accordance with the laws which govern events, feelings, etc.; not exceptional or violent; legitimate; normal; regular; as, the natural consequence of crime; a natural death.
  19. Having to do with existing system to things; dealing with, or derived from, the creation, or the world of matter and mind, as known by man; within the scope of human reason or experience; not supernatural; as, a natural law; natural science; history, theology.
  20. Conformed to truth or reality
  21. Having the character or sentiments properly belonging to one's position; not unnatural in feelings.
  22. Connected by the ties of consanguinity.
  23. Begotten without the sanction of law; born out of wedlock; illegitimate; bastard; as, a natural child.
  24. Produced by natural organs, as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music.
  25. Of or pertaining to a key which has neither a flat nor a sharp for its signature, as the key of C major.
  26. Applied to an air or modulation of harmony which moves by easy and smooth transitions, digressing but little from the original key.
  27. A native; an aboriginal.
  28. Natural gifts, impulses, etc.
  29. One born without the usual powers of reason or understanding; an idiot.
  30. Springing from true sentiment; not artifical or exaggerated; - said of action, delivery, etc.; as, a natural gesture, tone, etc.
  31. Resembling the object imitated; true to nature; according to the life; - said of anything copied or imitated; as, a portrait is natural.
  32. Belonging to, to be taken in, or referred to, some system, in which the base is 1; - said or certain functions or numbers; as, natural numbers, those commencing at 1; natural sines, cosines, etc., those taken in arcs whose radii are 1.
  33. gifts, impulses, etc.
  34. A character [] used to contradict, or to remove the effect of, a sharp or flat which has preceded it, and to restore the unaltered note.
  35. Pertaining to, produced by, or in the course of, nature; inborn; not artificial; as, natural ease; occurring in the ordinary course of things; as, a natural result; true to life; as, a natural likeness; unassumed; according to human nature; not spiritual; in music, according to the usual scale of C.
  36. In music, a sign used to correct the power of a preceding sharp or flat; the tone or note so affected.
  37. Naturalness.
  38. Normal, relating to nature; not artificial.
  39. Pertaining to or resembling nature.
  40. Pertaining to, produced by, or according to nature: inborn; not far- fetched: not acquired: tender: unaffected: illegitimate: ( music) according to the usual diatonic scale.
  41. An idiot: ( music) a character which removes the effect of a preceding sharp or flat.
  42. Pertaining to, produced by, or according to, nature, not affected or artificial.
  43. Pertaining to nature or to one's nature; produced by nature; not affected or artificial; normal; common.
  44. Naturalism.
  45. A note affected by neither a sharp nor a flat; also, the character. Which acts upon a sharped note as a flat, and upon a flatted note as a sharp.
  46. Pertaining to, produced by, by way of, or in course of, nature; not artificial; not farfetched; such as nature dictates; according to the life; consonant to nature: derived from nature; discoverable by reason; affectionate by nature; unaffected; unassumed; illegitimate; native; vernacular.
  47. An idiot; a character corrective of the previous power of a sharp or flat A natural note, one which is according to the usual order of the scale Natural history, a description of the earth and its productions. Natural orders of plants, groups of genera resembling each other. Natural philosophy, the study of nature in general; physics. Natural science, the science of things physical as distinct from things psychical, logical, and ethical.
  48. Produced or effected by nature; derived from nature; not acquired; not artificial; true to life; not forced or far- fetched; dictated by nature; happening in the ordinary course of things; not revealed, as religion.
  49. One born destitute of the ordinary powers of reason and understanding; an idiot; in music, a character, marked thus used to correct the previous power of a sharp or flat.
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Antonyms for natural

marvellous, mean, foreign, arranged, marvelous, anomalous, contrasting, transient, celluloid, Superadded, knavish, slippery, contemptible, extraordinary, forced, sharp, supernatural, artful, smooth, immortal, polite, erratic, magical, subhuman, cardboard, ersatz, polished, incidental, superhuman, counterfeit, surface, degraded, dummy, rhetorical, semisynthetic, unoriginal, vile, apish, dissimilar, godly, casual, conventionalized, cultivated, deviate, degenerate, humiliating, dishonest, spookish, omniscient, false, guileful, rare, devious, ghostlike, uncommon, angelic, assumed, adventitious, tricky, forged, synthetic, accidental, pretended, developed, witchlike, epigonic, bleached, stylised, unalike, incomparable, sorry, grandiloquent, metaphysical, flat, legitimate, humane, heavy, wily, dressed, substitute, eccentric, genteel, well-bred, uncanny, ugly, cosmopolitan, induced, spurious, crafty, heavenly, fortuitous, odd, abominable, ghostly, stylized, bogus, paranormal, canny, suspicious, feigned, acquired, vicious, wretched, factitious, nonfigurative, mistrustful, mechanical, critical, rich, near, Filtered, cultured, Magnific, insincere, eerie, arch, despicable, cunning, inauthentic, Emulative, simulated, cynical, off, small-minded, different, low, spiritual, mimetic, purified, skeptical, necromantic, nonrepresentational, unique, shrewd, spooky, discreditable, offensive, sycophantic, unearthly, aberrant, brute, underhanded, spectral, subtle, painted, coarse, canned, base, creepy, debased, unauthentic, unrealistic, slavish, dodgy, narrow, exterior, Contrasted, phantasmal, adopted, lousy, deceptive, infrahuman, singular, dissimulating, blessed, nonrealistic, sorcerous, superimposed, peculiar, pseudo, outward, refined, pretentious, adoptive, holy, unctuous, preternatural, foxy, unnatural, untypical, dyed, snide, purple, two-faced, deviant, hateful, colored, flattering, laughable, scheming, designing, sham, dissembling, fake, divine, miraculous, worldly, fey, robotic, Aberrational, mimic, beastly, transcendental, weird, droll, worldly-wise, otherworldly, staged, godlike, formulaic, flowery, superfluous, elfin, degrading, unconnected, animal, ornate, tamed, manipulative, funny, contrived, unlifelike, repulsive, nonobjective, haunting, alien, conventionalised, processed, vulgar, disparate, strained, irregular, sordid, squalid, extrinsic, superficial, coloured, bizarre, mealymouthed, supernormal, coincidental, extraneous, sophisticated, cute, witching, slick, assuming, inhuman, deceitful, whimsical, unmatched, little, inhabited, unintelligent, violent, bionic, sly, aureate, unlike, dastardly, beguiling, bestial, external, man-made, calculating, dirty, pure, supplemental, subsidiary, transmundane, plastic, eldritch, talismanic, treated, sacred, magic, pretend, crude, urbane, shifty, crotchety, imitation, enlightened, cagey, omnipotent, crooked, wizard, abstract, detestable, charming, phony, faux, transcendent, unusual, Double dealing, unreal, hypocritical, abnormal, put on, atypical, florid, nonnatural, adscititious, ignoble, wizardly, apparitional, nonhuman, ignominious, civilized, affected, comical, trained, wary, illegitimate, mock, artificial.

Quotes of natural

  1. Being in touch with the natural world is crucial. – David Attenborough
  2. It's important to travel and move and have a continual set of experiences so you've got more to feed back into your work. For me, it's a natural thing. – Cate Blanchett
  3. Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead. – Louise Brooks
  4. I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay. – Bob Dylan
  5. It's natural for any actor that segues into directing to be an actor's director. You know how to relate to the actors. – Omar Epps
  6. I think drugs were used by me as a way of suppressing my natural spirit. – Marianne Faithfull
  7. No, I don't make my work in order to challenge or confuse other people's expectations- I only do what I find natural – Ian Hamilton Finlay
  8. We can't leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world's people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources. – Jane Goodall
  9. From the Taoist point of view, the natural result of this harmonious way of living is happiness. – Benjamin Hoff
  10. They have stolen the public lands. They have grasped all to themselves, and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people, who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race. – Denis Kearney
  11. In parallel with the development of my interests in technical gadgetry I began to acquire a profound love of and respect for the natural world which motivates my scientific thinking to this day. – Robert B. Laughlin
  12. Now, being a science fiction writer, when I see a natural principle, I wonder if it could fail. – Rudy Rucker
  13. It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance enhancing product. – Jim Sensenbrenner
  14. Nick and Simon had come to a natural end of their working relationship with Warren, which obviously opened the door for a reunion of the original five. – Roger Andrew Taylor
  15. I was born with a natural gift. My mother recognized the talent. – Bernie Worrell

Usage examples for natural

  1. The natural results follow. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  2. It was quite natural quite; only it showed that it was all over with me. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  3. Is a very natural one. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  4. And it's very natural and quite right of you to wonder. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  5. He lay now in a natural sleep, but he must be kept very quiet. – The Readjustment by Will Irwin
  6. " It's only natural you should fight for your father," I went on. – The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey
  7. Tell him that I and Percy ask him to come and live here from to- morrow morning for the rest of his natural life. – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  8. There must be some natural reason. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  9. This perhaps was the more natural in the Lady of Shalott because she had never lived anywhere else. – Stories of Childhood by Various
  10. It's all right, Riggleton, he said, and no doubt you've done the natural thing. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  11. " It is quite natural that he should not wish to remain away long from a city where he has left a wife and a mistress. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  12. But it was natural enough. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  13. It was so natural – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. Natural enough, isn't it, that a man should want his own child to come and look after him?" – The Story of Jessie by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  15. It was no natural object. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  16. Your way of thinking is natural my lady, till you better know me and my duty. – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  17. Well, swimming comes natural to snakes. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  18. There is, after all, nothing more natural than a king. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  19. It is difficult for us to understand how very far our lives are from being natural – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  20. That would make it perfectly easy and natural – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
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