1. Simple and natural; without cunning or deceit.
2. Showing lack of art.
3. (Of persons) Lacking art or knowledge; SYN. uncultivated, uncultured.
1. Cooked or served plainly
2. Being in natural style or condition; nude (French)
(Homonym: borne, bourn).
1. Being so through innate qualities; SYN. innate.
2. Brought into existence.
Produced by inbreeding.
ETYM Latin innatus; pref. in- in + natus born, p. p. of nasci to be born. Related to Native.
1. Existing within a person from birth.
3. Fundamental or essential.
Inborn; forming natural or constitutional part; inherited.
1. Lacking sophistication; SYN. unsophisticated.
2. Marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; SYN. naif.
ETYM French natif, Latin nativus, from nasci, p. p. natus. Related to Nation, Naďve, Nelf a serf.
1. As found in nature in the elemental form.
2. Being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning; SYN. aboriginal.
3. Being such by origin.
4. Belonging to one by birth.
ETYM Old Eng. naturel, French naturel, from Latin naturalis, from natura. Related to Nature.
1. Existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world.
2. Existing in or produced by nature.
3. In accordance with or determined by nature or natural laws.
4. Involving or derived from living organisms; free from chemical treatments or additives; SYN. nonsynthetic.
5. Relating to or concerning nature.
6. Related by blood; not adopted.
7. (Used especially of commodities) In the natural unprocessed condition; SYN. raw, rude.
8. (Music) Of a key containing no sharps or flats.
9. (Biology) Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies.
ETYM Latin normalis, from norma rule, pattern, carpenter's square; prob. akin to noscere to know; cf. Greek nossos well known, also, carpenter's square: cf. French normal. Related to Known, Abnormal, Enormous.
1. Conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal.
2. In accordance with scientific laws.
3. (Psychology) Being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development.
4. (Geometry) Forming a right angle.
ETYM as. self, seolf, sylf; akin to os. self, OFries. self, Dutch zelf, German selb, selber, selbst, Dan. selv. Swed. sjelf, Icel. sjâlfr, Goth. silba. Related to Selvage.
1. Having a single character or quality throughout; specifically; having one color only.
2. Of the same kind (as in color, material, or pattern) as something with which it is used.
ETYM Latin spontaneus, from sponte of free will, voluntarily.
Happening or arising without apparent external cause; SYN. self-generated.
1. Free of artificiality; sincere and genuine; SYN. natural.
2. Undergoing no change when acted upon
3. Not touched emotionally; SYN. untouched.
1. Without ceremony or formality; SYN. unceremonial.
2. Without due formalities