naturalness

naturalness
noun
1. the quality of being natural or based on natural principles (Freq. 1)
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he accepted the naturalness of death

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the spontaneous naturalness of his manner

Ant: ↑unnaturalness
Derivationally related forms: ↑natural
Hypernyms: ↑quality
Hyponyms:
Attrubites: ↑natural, ↑unnatural
2. the quality of innocent naivete
Syn: ↑artlessness, ↑innocence, ↑ingenuousness
Derivationally related forms: ↑ingenuous (for: ↑ingenuousness), ↑innocent (for: ↑innocence), ↑artless (for: ↑artlessness)
Hypernyms: ↑naivete, ↑naivety, ↑naiveness
Hyponyms: ↑innocency
3. the likeness of a representation to the thing represented
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engineers strove to increase the naturalness of recorded music

Derivationally related forms: ↑natural
Hypernyms: ↑likeness, ↑alikeness, ↑similitude

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