Synonyms for nature

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ney-cher
Phonetic Transcription : ˈneɪ tʃər

Top 10 synonyms for nature Other synonyms for the word nature

Définition of nature

Origin :
  • late 13c., "restorative powers of the body, bodily processes; powers of growth;" from Old French nature "nature, being, principle of life; character, essence," from Latin natura "course of things; natural character, constitution, quality; the universe," literally "birth," from natus "born," past participle of nasci "to be born," from PIE *gene- "to give birth, beget" (see genus).
  • From late 14c. as "creation, the universe;" also "heredity, birth, hereditary circumstance; essential qualities, innate disposition" (e.g. human nature); "nature personified, Mother Nature." Specifically as "material world beyond human civilization or society" from 1660s. Nature and nurture have been contrasted since 1874.
  • Nature should be avoided in such vague expressions as 'a lover of nature,' 'poems about nature.' Unless more specific statements follow, the reader cannot tell whether the poems have to do with natural scenery, rural life, the sunset, the untouched wilderness, or the habits of squirrels." [Strunk & White, "The Elements of Style," 3rd ed., 1979]
  • noun character, disposition
  • noun type, kind
  • noun earth, creation
Example sentences :
  • "Flattery to ourselves does not change the nature of what is wrong," answered Philothea.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • He was disposed to think more favourably of the nature of the country.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • I refer, of course, to man's mastery over the latent forces of Nature.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • Kate's nature was limited; part of her graceful equipoise was narrowness.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Absolute directness was a part of her nature; she could die, but not manouvre.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • To this I was further prompted by the nature of my instructions.
  • Extract from : « The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California » by Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
  • But the evils regarding the hours of study and the nature of the studies were as bad.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • They do not change the nature of truth and her capability and destiny to benefit mankind.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • And yet that being the end, nature will not be satisfied without it.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • But if art has done little, nature has done wonders for Constantinople.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various

Antonyms for nature

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