Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun natural

3 senses of natural

Sense 1
natural -- (someone regarded as certain to succeed; "he's a natural for the job")
       => achiever, winner, success, succeeder -- (a person with a record of successes; "his son would never be the achiever that his father was"; "only winners need apply"; "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success")

Sense 2
natural, cancel -- (a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat)
       => musical notation -- ((music) notation used by musicians)

Sense 3
natural -- ((craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake)
       => cast, roll -- (the act of throwing dice)

Antonyms of adj natural

10 senses of natural

Sense 1
natural (vs. unnatural) -- (in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature; "a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena")

unnatural (vs. natural) -- (not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature; "an unnatural death"; "the child's unnatural interest in death")
        => violent -- (effected by force or injury rather than natural causes; "a violent death")

Sense 2
natural (vs. artificial) -- (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")

artificial (vs. natural), unreal -- (contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners")
        => arranged, staged -- (deliberately arranged for effect; "one of those artfully staged photographs")
        => bionic -- (having particular physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic or electromechanical components)
        => bleached, colored, coloured, dyed -- ((used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a bleached blonde")
        => cardboard, unlifelike -- (without substance; "cardboard caricatures of historical figures")
        => celluloid, synthetic -- (artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters")
        => conventionalized, conventionalised, stylized, stylised -- (using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous; "a stylized mode of theater production")
        => dummy -- (having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function; "a dummy corporation")
        => ersatz, substitute -- (artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "substitute coffee")
        => factitious -- (not produced by natural forces; "brokers created a factitious demand for stocks")
        => fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated -- (not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide")
        => man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic -- (not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather")
        => near -- (closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin")
        => painted -- (lacking substance or vitality as if produced by painting; "in public he wore a painted smile")

Sense 3
natural (vs. supernatural) -- (existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; "a perfectly natural explanation")

supernatural (vs. natural) -- (not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings")
        => apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral, spiritual -- (resembling or characteristic of a phantom; "a ghostly face at the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance")
        => eerie -- (suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious; "an eerie feeling of deja vu")
        => eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthly -- (suggesting the operation of supernatural influences; "an eldritch screech"; "the three weird sisters"; "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy; "an unearthly light"; "he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley)
        => elfin, fey -- (suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness; "thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning"; "the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown)
        => charming, magic, magical, sorcerous, witching (prenominal), wizard (prenominal), wizardly -- (possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers")
        => marvelous, marvellous, miraculous -- (being or having the character of a miracle)
        => metaphysical -- (without material form or substance; "metaphysical forces")
        => necromantic -- (given to or produced by or used in the art of conjuring up the dead; "a necromantic sorcerer"; "necromantic delusions"; "necromantic powders and other weird objects")
        => nonnatural, otherworldly, preternatural, transcendental -- (existing outside of or not in accordance with nature; "find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley)
        => talismanic -- (possessing or believed to possess magic power especially protective power; "a talismanic amulet")
        => transmundane -- (existing or extending beyond the physical world; "whatever of transmundane...insight...we may carry"- William James)
        => witchlike -- (being or having the character of witchcraft)

Sense 4
natural -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA normal) -> abnormal, unnatural -- (not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food")

Sense 5
natural (vs. sharp) (vs. flat) -- ((of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone; "a natural scale"; "B natural")

sharp (vs. flat) (vs. natural) -- ((of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp")
flat (vs. natural) (vs. sharp) -- ((of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat")

Sense 6
natural, instinctive -- (unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct; "a cat's natural aversion to water"; "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing")

INDIRECT (VIA spontaneous) -> induced -- (brought about or caused; not spontaneous; "a case of steroid-induced weakness")

Sense 7
natural, raw (prenominal), rude (prenominal) -- ((used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton")

INDIRECT (VIA unprocessed) -> processed -- (prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores")

Sense 8
natural -- (related by blood; not adopted)

INDIRECT (VIA biological) -> adoptive -- (of parents and children; related by adoption; "adoptive parents")

Sense 9
natural, born (predicate), innate (predicate) -- (being talented through inherited qualities; "a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent")

INDIRECT (VIA intelligent) -> unintelligent, stupid -- (lacking intelligence; "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers")

Sense 10
lifelike, natural -- (free from artificiality; "a lifelike pose"; "a natural reaction")

INDIRECT (VIA unaffected) -> affected, unnatural -- (speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression)

Similarity of adj natural

10 senses of natural

Sense 1
natural (vs. unnatural) -- (in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature; "a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena")
       => earthy -- (not far removed from or suggestive of nature; "the earthy taste of warm milk fresh from the cow"; "earthy smells of new-mown grass")
          Also See-> natural#2; natural#3

Sense 2
natural (vs. artificial) -- (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")
       => unbleached, uncolored, undyed -- (not artificially colored or bleached; "unbleached blonde hair"; "her hair is uncolored"; "undyed cotton")
          Also See-> natural#1

Sense 3
natural (vs. supernatural) -- (existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; "a perfectly natural explanation")
       => physical -- (according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter); "a reflex response to physical stimuli")

Sense 4
natural -- (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")
       => normal (vs. abnormal) -- (conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events")

Sense 5
natural (vs. sharp) (vs. flat) -- ((of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone; "a natural scale"; "B natural")

Sense 6
natural, instinctive -- (unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct; "a cat's natural aversion to water"; "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing")
       => spontaneous (vs. induced), self-generated -- (happening or arising without apparent external cause; "spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion")

Sense 7
natural, raw (prenominal), rude (prenominal) -- ((used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes; "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton")
       => unprocessed (vs. processed) -- (not altered from an original or natural state; "unprocessed commodities")

Sense 8
natural -- (related by blood; not adopted)
       => biological (vs. adoptive) -- (of parents and children; related by blood; "biological child")

Sense 9
natural, born (predicate), innate (predicate) -- (being talented through inherited qualities; "a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent")
       => intelligent (vs. unintelligent) -- (having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question")

Sense 10
lifelike, natural -- (free from artificiality; "a lifelike pose"; "a natural reaction")
       => unaffected (vs. affected) -- (free of artificiality; sincere and genuine; "an unaffected grace")

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