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naturalistic

[nach-er-uh-lis-tik, nach-ruh-] /ˌnætʃ ər əˈlɪs tɪk, ˌnætʃ rə-/
adjective
1.
imitating nature or the usual natural surroundings.
2.
pertaining to naturalists or natural history.
3.
pertaining to naturalism, especially in literature and art.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; natural + -istic
Related forms
naturalistically, adverb
antinaturalistic, adjective
nonnaturalistic, adjective
unnaturalistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unnaturalistic

naturalistic

/ˌnætʃrəˈlɪstɪk; -tʃərə-/
adjective
1.
of, imitating, or reproducing nature in effect or characteristics
2.
of or characteristic of naturalism, esp in art or literature
3.
of or relating to naturalists
4.
(of an ethical theory) permitting the inference of ethical judgments from statements of nonethical fact See Hume's law
Derived Forms
naturalistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unnaturalistic

naturalistic

adj.

1840, in reference to the doctrine of naturalism; from natural + -istic. From 1849 as "aiming for realism."

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