naturalistic naturalistic  /ˌnæ tʃə rə ˈlɪ stɪk/


  • (adj) representing what is real; not abstract or ideal


  1. It also boasts Filippino's naturalistic Portrait of a Musician, an intense and pensive study of an instrumentalist surrounded by the paraphernalia of his art.
  2. Call It Sleep has the setting of a gritty, naturalistic political noveland it works perfectly well as suchbut it is at heart a profoundly interior book.
  3. On the naturalistic level, Francis Coppola's film is a botch, a hoot.


  • Marketing Placentia's oranges

    By the 1920s, orange crate label art began to shift from naturalistic themes towards an emphasis on product advertisement. Labels now listed the health benefits of the oranges, eye-catching designs, themes and innovative use of color. Southern...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Yorba Linda Star


  1. "It was an attempt to make a film that was naturalistic and on the streets, quite gritty and low-key, yet would have all these songs in their entirety in it," Carney said in an interview alongside his stars, musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa...
    on May 31, 2007 By: John Carney Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Charles told Inside Soap: "Holly is a real joy to work with - I love her naturalistic style of acting. On top of that, she always knows her lines, she's on time and she's great fun to be with, too."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Craig Charles Source:

  3. With a projected 40-day shoot, "I had to devise a visual style that I felt would stimulate that kind of speed," Howard explains. "The cinematographer (Salvatore Totino) and I sat down and talked about very naturalistic lighting that was not...
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Ron Howard Source: Reuters

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