naturalistic

[ nach-er-uh-lis-tik, nach-ruh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF naturalistic
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It is a mistake in embroidery design to be too naturalistic.

Such is the naturalistic point of view which we have adopted.

Gothic architecture is essentially truthful and naturalistic.

The figures of the Christian Virtues are very sweet and naturalistic.

The artistic impulse of the north is very crude and naturalistic.

This explanation will be rejected for the most part by naturalistic criticism.

No answer, on the basis of naturalistic presuppositions, has yet been given.

He may be ugly, too naturalistic, too big, and anything else you like.

In him was brought to a close the naturalistic conception of painting.

The phases of the naturalistic patterns are constantly recurring.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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