Antonyms for natural
ˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəlnat·u·ral
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term natural.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Inherent signifies permanently united as an element or original quality, naturally existent or incorporated in something so as to have become an integral part. Immanent is a philosophic word, to denote that which dwells in or pervades any substance or spirit without necessarily being a part of it, and without reference to any working out (compare SUBJECTIVE). That which is inherent is an inseparable part of that in which it inheres, and is usually thought of with reference to some outworking or effect; as, an inherent difficulty. God is said to be immanent (not inherent) in the universe. Frequently intrinsic and inherent can be interchanged, but inherent applies to qualities, while intrinsic applies to essence, so that to speak of intrinsic excellence conveys higher praise than if we say inherent excellence. Inherent and intrinsic may be said of persons or things; congenital, inborn, inbred, innate, apply to living beings. Congenital is frequent in medical and legal use with special application to defects; as, congenital idiocy. Innate and inborn are almost identical, but innate is preferred in philosophic use, as when we speak of innate ideas; that which is inborn, congenital, or innate may be original with the individual, but that which is inbred is inherited. Ingrained signifies dyed in the grain, and denotes that which is deeply wrought into substance or character.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
someone regarded as certain to succeed
"he's a natural for the job"
faux, dyed, preternatural, phantasmal, near, simulated, semisynthetic, man-made, unintelligent, wizardly, eldritch, conventionalized, induced, substitute, weird, charming, witchlike, processed, unnatural, stupid, stylized, otherworldly, stylised, magical, painted, violent, colored, witching(a), ghostly, unlifelike, bionic, magic, arranged, conventionalised, marvelous, transcendental, ersatz, ghostlike, flat, imitation, miraculous, fake, coloured, staged, synthetic, uncanny, spiritual, artificial, false, unearthly, nonnatural, affected, supernatural, elfin, bleached, adoptive, factitious, sorcerous, spectral, celluloid, talismanic, marvellous, wizard(a), unreal, metaphysical, abnormal, dummy, apparitional, cardboard, necromantic, sharp, transmundane, eerie, fey
a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
charming, unnatural, painted, semisynthetic, marvellous, witching(a), arranged, phantasmal, wizardly, nonnatural, near, fake, elfin, magical, eldritch, unintelligent, unreal, transmundane, affected, cardboard, colored, fey, otherworldly, stupid, unlifelike, weird, supernatural, man-made, ersatz, imitation, metaphysical, transcendental, bionic, faux, processed, spiritual, preternatural, uncanny, spectral, witchlike, factitious, simulated, eerie, coloured, magic, talismanic, sharp, flat, dyed, violent, miraculous, dummy, synthetic, unearthly, ghostlike, stylised, conventionalised, substitute, marvelous, adoptive, abnormal, ghostly, conventionalized, sorcerous, false, induced, necromantic, staged, artificial, apparitional, bleached, celluloid, stylized, wizard(a)
(craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
substitute, weird, near, phantasmal, witchlike, affected, unreal, transcendental, induced, wizard(a), charming, magical, processed, unnatural, coloured, conventionalized, magic, otherworldly, elfin, abnormal, synthetic, arranged, dummy, sharp, miraculous, ghostly, ghostlike, wizardly, bleached, uncanny, colored, marvellous, apparitional, celluloid, stupid, simulated, bionic, eldritch, witching(a), unintelligent, factitious, transmundane, ersatz, man-made, fake, faux, spiritual, spectral, marvelous, adoptive, stylised, staged, semisynthetic, dyed, necromantic, preternatural, unlifelike, talismanic, violent, unearthly, cardboard, flat, metaphysical, stylized, supernatural, artificial, painted, eerie, nonnatural, conventionalised, imitation, sorcerous, false, fey
in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
"a very natural development"; "our natural environment"; "natural science"; "natural resources"; "natural cliffs"; "natural phenomena"
sorcerous, unnatural, bleached, faux, magic, near, charming, ghostlike, ghostly, artificial, flat, conventionalized, coloured, witching(a), semisynthetic, substitute, celluloid, preternatural, weird, man-made, induced, conventionalised, wizard(a), necromantic, spectral, metaphysical, marvellous, abnormal, factitious, marvelous, transcendental, arranged, elfin, cardboard, unlifelike, talismanic, fake, magical, staged, processed, otherworldly, eldritch, unearthly, sharp, affected, stupid, fey, supernatural, painted, false, uncanny, dyed, imitation, dummy, miraculous, transmundane, ersatz, adoptive, simulated, phantasmal, nonnatural, witchlike, bionic, apparitional, synthetic, colored, stylized, violent, unreal, wizardly, eerie, spiritual, unintelligent, stylised
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"
weird, unlifelike, unreal, colored, affected, talismanic, painted, wizardly, unnatural, preternatural, nonnatural, semisynthetic, supernatural, elfin, cardboard, false, transmundane, eldritch, celluloid, near, eerie, marvelous, witchlike, faux, man-made, bleached, dyed, miraculous, uncanny, charming, fey, magical, artificial, simulated, sorcerous, abnormal, marvellous, sharp, apparitional, adoptive, conventionalized, induced, otherworldly, substitute, ersatz, necromantic, dummy, processed, spectral, transcendental, stylized, fake, coloured, arranged, spiritual, staged, unintelligent, phantasmal, stupid, synthetic, unearthly, imitation, stylised, bionic, witching(a), metaphysical, conventionalised, magic, wizard(a), ghostly, factitious, flat, ghostlike, violent
existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
"a perfectly natural explanation"
wizardly, fake, synthetic, magical, spectral, supernatural, violent, ghostlike, celluloid, preternatural, stupid, flat, dyed, ersatz, talismanic, elfin, unnatural, imitation, uncanny, fey, unreal, ghostly, artificial, marvelous, bleached, sorcerous, apparitional, nonnatural, sharp, unearthly, eldritch, affected, semisynthetic, spiritual, unintelligent, transmundane, cardboard, dummy, magic, phantasmal, witching(a), miraculous, simulated, stylized, painted, witchlike, coloured, charming, stylised, marvellous, near, wizard(a), unlifelike, adoptive, transcendental, man-made, induced, false, abnormal, weird, processed, bionic, substitute, necromantic, colored, arranged, staged, conventionalised, factitious, conventionalized, otherworldly, eerie, faux, metaphysical
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"
colored, unnatural, substitute, marvelous, transmundane, adoptive, necromantic, marvellous, fey, dyed, false, synthetic, wizardly, conventionalized, painted, affected, abnormal, phantasmal, wizard(a), violent, magic, simulated, bleached, elfin, dummy, uncanny, supernatural, weird, sharp, conventionalised, faux, factitious, witchlike, unreal, unintelligent, near, semisynthetic, man-made, staged, nonnatural, ersatz, magical, spectral, talismanic, stylised, artificial, coloured, preternatural, eldritch, flat, miraculous, imitation, cardboard, celluloid, otherworldly, stylized, eerie, unlifelike, ghostlike, arranged, unearthly, fake, sorcerous, charming, metaphysical, processed, apparitional, bionic, ghostly, witching(a), spiritual, stupid, transcendental, induced
(of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone
"a natural scale"; "B natural"
painted, marvelous, cardboard, unnatural, unearthly, processed, induced, bleached, unintelligent, eerie, stylized, ghostly, unreal, synthetic, dyed, supernatural, talismanic, conventionalised, charming, eldritch, artificial, flat, factitious, fey, adoptive, uncanny, ersatz, imitation, stylised, wizard(a), elfin, otherworldly, faux, magical, semisynthetic, wizardly, metaphysical, ghostlike, sorcerous, spectral, witchlike, stupid, weird, miraculous, witching(a), spiritual, staged, nonnatural, unlifelike, transcendental, preternatural, phantasmal, affected, coloured, arranged, substitute, dummy, conventionalized, fake, abnormal, simulated, transmundane, apparitional, violent, man-made, near, sharp, celluloid, necromantic, marvellous, colored, magic, bionic, false
unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
"a cat's natural aversion to water"; "offering to help was as instinctive as breathing"
stupid, bleached, sorcerous, nonnatural, wizard(a), necromantic, substitute, unreal, eerie, synthetic, magical, violent, unintelligent, celluloid, stylized, weird, unnatural, supernatural, witching(a), talismanic, transmundane, marvelous, abnormal, false, elfin, ghostlike, painted, transcendental, sharp, fake, conventionalized, imitation, metaphysical, unlifelike, dyed, marvellous, arranged, near, processed, faux, ghostly, spiritual, bionic, artificial, unearthly, man-made, semisynthetic, apparitional, colored, uncanny, wizardly, fey, coloured, witchlike, miraculous, flat, affected, stylised, staged, otherworldly, ersatz, phantasmal, spectral, adoptive, induced, magic, cardboard, conventionalised, factitious, charming, simulated, dummy, preternatural, eldritch
natural, raw(a), rude(a)adjective
(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"
flat, wizardly, uncanny, phantasmal, eerie, conventionalized, stylized, dyed, celluloid, unintelligent, fake, ghostlike, synthetic, stylised, charming, witchlike, magic, sharp, unnatural, semisynthetic, substitute, unreal, painted, transcendental, bionic, cardboard, adoptive, simulated, processed, weird, magical, dummy, elfin, transmundane, ghostly, nonnatural, faux, unearthly, spiritual, imitation, eldritch, affected, metaphysical, artificial, near, marvelous, witching(a), supernatural, staged, man-made, miraculous, conventionalised, coloured, necromantic, wizard(a), false, abnormal, apparitional, violent, sorcerous, induced, preternatural, arranged, marvellous, factitious, fey, bleached, colored, talismanic, spectral, unlifelike, ersatz, otherworldly, stupid
related by blood; not adopted
spectral, induced, unnatural, elfin, preternatural, ersatz, necromantic, apparitional, otherworldly, eldritch, staged, stupid, ghostlike, imitation, nonnatural, uncanny, fake, unearthly, miraculous, phantasmal, factitious, talismanic, stylised, dyed, bleached, magic, substitute, false, charming, unintelligent, conventionalised, flat, affected, eerie, sharp, painted, stylized, man-made, adoptive, sorcerous, processed, unlifelike, artificial, marvellous, celluloid, conventionalized, wizardly, simulated, bionic, weird, faux, transmundane, witching(a), cardboard, arranged, metaphysical, violent, dummy, synthetic, spiritual, semisynthetic, transcendental, ghostly, fey, unreal, wizard(a), witchlike, marvelous, supernatural, colored, magical, near, abnormal, coloured
natural, born(p), innate(p)adjective
being talented through inherited qualities
"a natural leader"; "a born musician"; "an innate talent"
spectral, fake, faux, synthetic, painted, ghostlike, abnormal, adoptive, dummy, unnatural, otherworldly, uncanny, unintelligent, substitute, unearthly, sharp, ghostly, colored, near, preternatural, fey, affected, ersatz, eerie, stylized, conventionalized, stylised, witchlike, arranged, unlifelike, elfin, phantasmal, artificial, stupid, miraculous, marvellous, semisynthetic, witching(a), supernatural, violent, spiritual, weird, nonnatural, factitious, flat, marvelous, bleached, talismanic, imitation, processed, magic, wizardly, cardboard, induced, metaphysical, bionic, magical, eldritch, apparitional, celluloid, dyed, man-made, transmundane, staged, transcendental, unreal, coloured, conventionalised, simulated, necromantic, charming, wizard(a), sorcerous, false
free from artificiality
"a lifelike pose"; "a natural reaction"
elfin, abnormal, necromantic, ersatz, staged, dummy, phantasmal, processed, talismanic, sorcerous, transmundane, unearthly, stylised, flat, marvelous, artificial, uncanny, magic, ghostly, eerie, magical, wizard(a), ghostlike, stupid, arranged, man-made, spectral, false, miraculous, transcendental, witchlike, spiritual, sharp, induced, apparitional, conventionalized, simulated, celluloid, adoptive, supernatural, violent, unlifelike, colored, dyed, witching(a), affected, marvellous, unnatural, imitation, preternatural, conventionalised, eldritch, weird, nonnatural, factitious, coloured, semisynthetic, bionic, substitute, bleached, fake, stylized, cardboard, unintelligent, synthetic, otherworldly, faux, wizardly, near, metaphysical, painted, fey, charming, unreal
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How to use natural in a sentence?
Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
There is a place for government in the affairs of men, and our Declaration of Independence tells us precisely what that place is. The role of government is to protect individuals in their God-given individual rights. Freedom is the natural birthright of man, but all that government can do in behalf of freedom is to let the individual alone, and it should secure him in his rights by making others let him alone.
Countries that have strong pre-crisis macroeconomic metrics, rich natural resources and export-based industries have stronger recovery prospects. Strong budgets allow the government to stimulate the economy with less debt burden. Exports play a significant role in supporting a stable interest rate and ex-change rates thus renewing investors confidence and recovery.
Because of advances in technology and medical science, people no longer understand the body as something natural that you're born with and live with. Instead, we understand it much more as something that is changeable and mutable, people have all sorts of surgical interventions, medical and cosmetic. It is even possible to change your gender. This means that we now see our body as something we have a responsibility to design and make. Even something as simple as a fitness routine or a tan indicates this attitude.
It’s not natural, it’s like stepping out of a fast moving car, don’t speed up your treadmill and then step on it, it’s dangerous for a lot of people and it's less work-- and again it's meant to be work.
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