AskDefine | Define naturalistic

Dictionary Definition

naturalistic adj : representing what is real; not abstract or ideal; "realistic portraiture"; "a realistic novel"; "in naturalistic colors"; "the school of naturalistic writers" [syn: realistic]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. having the appearance of nature or realism; lifelike or realistic
  2. of, or relating to naturalism

Extensive Definition

Nature (as distinct from natural and naturalism) refers to the natural world, especially in its essential form, untainted by human influence.
Nature may refer to:
As a title, Nature can refer to:
Nature can also refer to:

See also

lookfrom Nature
naturalistic in German: Nature (Begriffsklärung)
naturalistic in French: Nature (homonymie)
naturalistic in Portuguese: Natureza (desambiguação)
naturalistic in Finnish: Naturalismi

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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