Antonyms for naturals

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nach-er-uhl, nach-ruhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl

Definition of naturals

Origin :
  • c.1300, naturel, "of one's inborn character; hereditary, by birth;" early 14c. as "of the world of nature (especially as opposed to man)," from Old French naturel "of nature, conforming to nature; by birth," and directly from Latin naturalis "by birth, according to nature," from natura "nature" (see nature).
  • From late 15c. as "not miraculous, in conformity with nature." Meaning "easy, free from affectation" is attested from c.1600. Of things, "not artificially created," c.1600. As a euphemism for "illegitimate, bastard" (of children), it is first recorded c.1400, on notion of blood kinship (but not legal status).
  • Natural science is from late 14c.; natural law is from early 15c. Natural order "apparent order in nature" is from 1690s. Natural childbirth first attested 1933. Natural life, usually in reference to the duration of life, is from late 15c. Natural history is from 1560s (see history). To die of natural causes is from 1570s.
  • As in note : noun symbol, often used in reference to music
  • As in prodigy : noun person or thing that is extraordinary
  • As in tan : noun light brown
  • As in virtuoso : noun person who is an expert
  • As in hairstyle : noun cut, style of a head of hair
Example sentences :
  • "You haven't your sharps and naturals just right," she remarked.
  • Extract from : « The Four Corners » by Amy Ella Blanchard
  • Douglas questioned him, for sometimes these naturals have much shrewd wit.
  • Extract from : « The Men of the Moss-Hags » by S. R. Crockett
  • How far other nations outstripped her in naturals, as far did she out-go them in spirituals.
  • Extract from : « The Covenants And The Covenanters » by Various
  • A full line of processed and naturals, of which Liederkranz is the leader.
  • Extract from : « The Complete Book of Cheese » by Robert Carlton Brown
  • After losing and winning a bit he hit a streak of naturals and his pile of gold chips tottered higher and higher.
  • Extract from : « Deathworld » by Harry Harrison
  • This little globe cannot hold two men like you and me, and keep us apart during the remainder of our naturals.
  • Extract from : « The Terms of Surrender » by Louis Tracy
  • The keys were still very large, the naturals of the great manual being about one and three-quarters inches in width.
  • Extract from : « A Popular History of the Art of Music » by W. S. B. Mathews
  • This miracle being spread throughout all the kingdome, the naturals thereof did set vp many crosses in all parts.
  • Extract from : « The History of the Great and Mighty Kingdom of China, Volume II » by Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza
  • The travellers went on their way amused with the simplicity of these “naturals,” and spread the story far and wide.
  • Extract from : « The Smugglers » by Charles G. Harper
  • The volumes are presented, we should infer, pretty much as composed, 'in their naturals.'
  • Extract from : « The Knickerbocker, Vol. 10, No. 4, October 1837 » by Various

Synonyms for naturals

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