- 1Derived from or closely imitating real life or nature: a naturalistic rock gardenMore example sentences
- Discourse analysis of this type involves the transcription and qualitative analysis of speech samples derived from naturalistic speech contexts.
- By the mid-60s, his works had become more naturalistic, more ornithologically precise, and more topographically accurate.
- Mumbling, stumbling and uncertain, he managed to combine the theatricality of a great performance with the naturalistic details of finely observed human behaviour.
- 2Based on the theory of naturalism in art or literature: naturalistic paintings of the cityMore example sentences
- His early paintings are tenebrist and naturalistic.
- He returned to Prague in 1920 and in his later work developed a more naturalistic style based on folk art.
- This motif had already gained currency in the naturalistic representations of Renaissance artists.
- 2.1Of or according to the philosophy of naturalism: phenomena once considered supernatural have yielded to naturalistic explanationMore example sentences
- Theistic evolution at best includes God as an unnecessary rider in an otherwise purely naturalistic account of life. As such, theistic evolution violates Occam's razor.
- Historically, the naturalistic fallacy is the attempt to derive normative conclusions from statements of fact.
- A point of clarification: whenever this post mentions defenders of macro-evolution, it is intended to refer to those who believe in a purely naturalistic process.
- More example sentences
- World War II has become mythic in our culture, but it is usually treated naturalistically in plays and films.
- I think this play could be played very naturalistically, or it could be played in a stylised fashion.
- What is needed is a collaborative research program that studies family change naturalistically and then moves into the laboratory to more formally test the hypotheses derived from those observations.