(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. unaffected, spontaneous, artless, unstudied; unsophisticated, naive, ingenuous; normal, ordinary, regular; unadorned, unadulterated; inherent, innate, inborn. See simpleness, intrinsic, conformity, intuition, unpreparedness.Ant., unnatural, affected.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Rooted in nature]
Syn. intrinsic, original, essential, true, fundamental, inborn, ingrained, inherent, instinctive, implanted, innate, inbred, subjective, inherited, congenital, genetic, incarnate, bred in the bone; see also native 1 .
Ant. foreign*, alien, acquired.
2. [To be expected]
Syn. normal, typical, characteristic, usual, customary, habitual, accustomed, involuntary, spontaneous, uncontrolled, uncontrollable, wonted, familiar, expected, routine, regular, common, universal, prevailing, prevalent, general, uniform, constant, consistent, probable, predictable, ordinary, logical, reasonable, anticipated, looked for, hoped for, counted on, relied on, generally occurring, in the natural course of events, matter-of-course; see also regular 3 .
Ant. unusual*, unexpected, unheard of.
3. [Not affected]
Syn. ingenuous, simple, artless, innocent, spontaneous, impulsive, childlike, unfeigned, unaffected, open, frank, candid, unsophisticated, homey, unpretentious, forthright, sincere, unstudied, straightforward, undesigning, being oneself, unsuspecting, credulous, trusting, plain, unassumed, direct, unpolished, rustic; see also naive .
Ant. ornate* pretentious, affected.
4. [Concerning the physical universe]
Syn. actual, tangible, according to nature; see physical 1 , real .
See Synonym Study at normal .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. made by nature organic, wild, pure, untouched, untamed, unspoiled, uncultivated, unrefined, primitive, primordial.
real genuine, authentic, true.
3. inherent instinctive, innate, genetic, inherited, natural-born.
4. unaffected unstudied, unpretentious, spontaneous, real, sincere, earthy, down to earth, ingenuous. ''A very difficult pose to maintain.''—Oscar Wilde.
5. normal typical, usual, characteristic.
ANT.: 1. unnatural, refined, processed, man-made, synthetic. 2. phony, unreal, unnatural. learned, extrinsic. 4. affected, studied, pretentious, phony
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Produced by nature; not artificial or manmade: organic, unadulterated. Idiom: pure as the driven snow. See CULTURE. 2. In a primitive state; not domesticated or cultivated; produced by nature: native, rough, uncultivated, undomesticated, untamed, wild. See WILD. 3. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual: built-in, congenital, connatural, constitutional, elemental, inborn, inbred, indigenous, indwelling, ingrained, inherent, innate, intrinsic, native. See BE, NATIVE, START. 4. Devoid of any hypocrisy or pretense: genuine, heartfelt, hearty, honest, real, sincere, true, unaffected, unfeigned, unmannered. See TRUE. 5. Free from guile, cunning, or deceit: artless, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive, simple, unaffected, unsophisticated, unstudied, unworldly. See HONEST. 6. Unconstrained by rigid standards or ceremony: casual, easy, easygoing, informal, relaxed, spontaneous, unceremonious, unrestrained. Informal: laid-back. See PLAIN, TIGHTEN. 7. Of a plain and unsophisticated nature: artless, homely, homespun, rustic, unadorned, unpolished. See PLAIN. 8. Accurately representing what is depicted or described: lifelike, naturalistic, realistic, true, true-life, truthful. See REAL. 9. Born to parents who are not married to each other: baseborn, bastard, illegitimate, misbegotten, spurious, unlawful. See KIN, LAW.

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