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nat·u·ral·is·tic

 (năch′ər-ə-lĭs′tĭk, năch′rə-)
adj.
1. Imitating or producing the effect or appearance of nature.
2. Of or in accordance with the doctrines of naturalism.

nat′u·ral·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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naturalistic

(ˌnætʃrəˈlɪstɪk; -tʃərə-)
adj
1. of, imitating, or reproducing nature in effect or characteristics
2. (Art Terms) of or characteristic of naturalism, esp in art or literature
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or characteristic of naturalism, esp in art or literature
4. of or relating to naturalists
5. (Philosophy) (of an ethical theory) permitting the inference of ethical judgments from statements of nonethical fact. See Hume's law
ˌnaturalˈistically adv
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nat•u•ral•is•tic

(ˌnætʃ ər əˈlɪs tɪk, ˌnætʃ rə-)

adj.
1. imitating nature or the usual natural surroundings.
2. pertaining to naturalists or natural history.
3. pertaining to naturalism, esp. in literature and art.
[1830–40]
nat`u•ral•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.naturalistic - representing what is real; not abstract or ideal; "realistic portraiture"; "a realistic novel"; "in naturalistic colors"; "the school of naturalistic writers"
representational - (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen; "representational art"; "representational images"
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naturalistic

adjective
1. realistic, photographic, kitchen sink, representational, lifelike, warts and all (informal), true-to-life, vérité, factualistic These drawings are amongst his most naturalistic.
2. lifelike, realistic, real-life, true-to-life Research is needed under rather more naturalistic conditions.
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naturalistic

adjective
Accurately representing what is depicted or described:
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naturalistic

[ˌnætʃrəˈlɪstɪk] ADJnaturalista
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naturalistic

adj (Art, Liter) → naturalistisch
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naturalistic

[ˌnætʃrəˈlɪstɪk] adj (Art) → naturalistico/a
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But as she really does attend Church almost every Sunday morning, and is a good Christian girl, I am sure you will tolerate any social shortcomings for the sake of that quality, and feel that I may do worse than choose her." Angel waxed quite earnest on that rather automatic orthodoxy in his beloved Tess which (never dreaming that it might stand him in such good stead) he had been prone to slight when observing it practised by her and the other milkmaids, because of its obvious unreality amid beliefs essentially naturalistic.
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