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nasty
  • a  offensive or even (of persons) malicious
    in a nasty mood
    a nasty accident
    a nasty shock
    a nasty smell
    a nasty trick to pull
    Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound
  • s  exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
    a nasty problem
  • s  characterized by obscenity
  • s  disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
    a nasty pigsty of a room
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natal
  • n  a region of eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean
  • n  a port city in northeastern Brazil
  • a  relating to or accompanying birth
    natal injuries
    natal day
    natal influences
  • a  of or relating to the buttocks
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national
  • n  a person who owes allegiance to that nation
  • a  of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
    national hero
    national anthem
    a national landmark
  • a  limited to or in the interests of a particular nation
    national interests
    isolationism is a strictly national policy
  • a  concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country
    the national government
    national elections
    of national concern
    the national highway system
    national forests
  • s  owned or maintained for the public by the national government
    national parks
  • s  inside the country
  • a  characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation
    a national trait
  • a  of or relating to nationality
    national origin
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nationalist
  • n  one who loves and defends his or her country
  • n  an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government
  • s  devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others
    nationalist aspirations
    minor nationalistic differences
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nationalistic
  • s  fanatically patriotic
  • s  devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others
    minor nationalistic differences
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nationwide
  • s  occurring or extending throughout a country or nation
    the event aroused nationwide interest
  • r  extending throughout an entire nation
    it was broadcast nationwide
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native
  • n  an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    the art of the natives of the northwest coast
  • n  a person born in a particular place or country
    he is a native of Brazil
  • n  indigenous plants and animals
  • a  characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
    the native North American sugar maple
    many native artists studied abroad
  • a  belonging to one by birth
    my native land
    one's native language
  • a  characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
    native Americans
  • s  as found in nature in the elemental form
    native copper
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native-born
  • s  belonging to a place by birth
    a native-born Scot
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native american
  • n  any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
  • a  of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages
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nativist
  • n  a philosopher who subscribes to nativism
  • a  advocating the perpetuation of native societies
    the old nativist prejudice against the foreign businessman
    the nativistic faith preaches the old values"- C.K.Kluckhohn
  • a  of or relating to or advocating nativism
    nativist theories
    the traditional controversy between the nativistic and empiristic theories
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nativistic
  • a  advocating the perpetuation of native societies
    the nativistic faith preaches the old values"- C.K.Kluckhohn
  • a  of or relating to or advocating nativism
    the traditional controversy between the nativistic and empiristic theories
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natural
  • n  someone regarded as certain to succeed
    he's a natural for the job
  • n  a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
  • n  (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
  • a  in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
    a very natural development
    our natural environment
    natural science
    natural resources
    natural cliffs
    natural phenomena
  • a  existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation
    a natural pearl
    natural gas
    natural silk
    natural blonde hair
    a natural sweetener
    natural fertilizers
  • a  existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
    a perfectly natural explanation
  • s  functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies
    it's the natural thing to happen
    natural immunity
    a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild
  • a  (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone
    a natural scale
    B natural
  • s  unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
    a cat's natural aversion to water
  • s  (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
    natural yogurt
    natural produce
  • s  related by blood; not adopted
  • s  being talented through inherited qualities
    a natural leader
  • s  free from artificiality
    a natural reaction
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naturalised
  • v  adopt to another place
  • v  make more natural or lifelike
  • v  make into a citizen
  • v  adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
  • s  planted so as to give an effect of wild growth
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naturalistic
  • s  representing what is real; not abstract or ideal
    in naturalistic colors
    the school of naturalistic writers
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naturalized
  • v  make into a citizen
    The French family was naturalized last year
  • v  explain with reference to nature
  • v  adopt to another place
    The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
  • v  make more natural or lifelike
  • v  adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
  • s  introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation
  • s  planted so as to give an effect of wild growth
    drifts of naturalized daffodils
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naturally occurring
  • s  existing by nature and without artificial aid
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