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1. Present in or produced by nature: a natural pearl.
2. Of, relating to, or concerning nature: a natural environment.
3. Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature: a natural death.
a. Not acquired; inherent: Love of power is natural to some people.
b. Having a particular character by nature: a natural leader.
c. Biology Not produced or changed artificially; not conditioned: natural immunity; a natural reflex.
5. Characterized by spontaneity and freedom from artificiality, affectation, or inhibitions. See Synonyms at naive.
6. Not altered, treated, or disguised: natural coloring; natural produce.
7. Faithfully representing nature or life.
8. Expected and accepted: "In Willie's mind marriage remained the natural and logical sequence to love" (Duff Cooper).
9. Established by moral certainty or conviction: natural rights.
10. Being in a state regarded as primitive, uncivilized, or unregenerate.
a. Related genetically: the natural parents of the child.
b. Born to parents who have never been married to each other: the natural son of the king.
12. Mathematics Of or relating to positive integers, sometimes including zero.
a. Not sharped or flatted.
b. Having no sharps or flats.
14. Relating to hair that is allowed to remain in an unaltered state: "Many tweets also attacked double standards that exist regarding black women's hair. Wearing extensions and weaves can be seen as traitorous or insecure, while wearing hair in a natural or traditionally African-inspired style ... can result in mocking criticism" (Mary Emily O'Hara).
a. One having all the qualifications necessary for success: You are a natural for this job.
b. One suited by nature for a certain purpose or function: She is a natural at mathematics.
a. The sign (♮) placed before a note to cancel a preceding sharp or flat.
b. A note so affected.
3. A yellowish gray to pale orange yellow.
4. Games A combination in certain card and dice games that wins immediately.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin nātūrālis, from nātūra, nature; see nature.]
- (Her tight smile returned) as automatically as a gesundheit —Loren D. Estleman
- (The doctor … a man who listened to other people’s hearts) as casually, as automatically, as he blew his own nose —Helen Hudson
- As natural a part of her life as toothpaste —Julia Whedon
- As natural as a vine grows —Babette Deutsch
- (She was flushed, eager, and) as natural as daylight —Frank Swinnerton
- As natural … as the falling of leaves —Edith Wharton
- (A faith … as strong,) as natural, as irrational as the elements —Romain Gary
See Also: Sense
- As natural as NutraSweet —Anon
- (Had grown up believing that overcoming handicaps was) as natural as scratching your ear —Ira Berkow, New York Times/Sports of the Times, September 23, 1986
Berkow’s subject is Jim Plunkett, Raider quarterback.
- As natural … as the passion for air or food or drink —Stephen McKenna
- As natural as the process of digestion —Walter De La Mare
- He [Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes] could no more stop it [wit flowing from him] than he could stop the blood flowing in his veins —Elizabeth Bowen
- (His thoughts, his humor, his similes) rose as fast, as multitudinous, as irrepressible, as bubbles in the champagne, and nothing could prevent their coming to the surface —John T. Morse
The man whose wit is the subject of the comparison is Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes.
- Spontaneous as a child’s drawing —Anon
- Spontaneous as a six-course sit-down dinner —Anon
- Spontaneous as the song of a bird —W. H. Hudson
- Spontaneous as the time of day —” St. Elsewhere,” TV segment, December 16, 1986
- Unconscious as an oak tree of its growth —Anon
- Unconscious as the loyalty of bees to their queen —Lacfadio Hearn
- Unconscious as you grow your fingernails —George Bernard Shaw
- Unnatural as generosity to a miser —Elyse Sommer
- Unthinkingly as a child heaping sand on its mother at the beach —Anatole Broyard, New York Times Book Review, January 16, 1986
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|Noun||1.||naturalness - the quality of being natural or based on natural principles; "he accepted the naturalness of death"; "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"|
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
unaffectedness - not affected; a personal manner that is not consciously constrained
unassumingness, sincerity - a quality of naturalness and simplicity; "the simple sincerity of folk songs"
spontaneity, spontaneousness - the quality of being spontaneous and coming from natural feelings without constraint; "the spontaneity of his laughter"
unpretentiousness - the quality of being natural and without pretensions
unnaturalness - the quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles
|2.||naturalness - the quality of innocent naivete |
innocency - an innocent quality or thing or act; "the innocencies of childhood"
|3.||naturalness - the likeness of a representation to the thing represented; "engineers strove to increase the naturalness of recorded music"|
1. unselfconsciousness, simplicity, openness, spontaneity, candour, frankness, genuineness, ingenuousness, artlessness, unpretentiousness, simpleness, spontaneousness Sidney's naturalness is the key to his charm.
naturalness[ˈnætʃrəlnɪs] N → naturalidad f
n → Natürlichkeit f