Something that's naturalistic looks real. If you say "excuse me" to a naturalistic mannequin in a store, then that mannequin must look like the real deal!

Naturalistic things resemble or are influence by reality, so a naturalistic conversation in a movie sounds like something people would really say to each other, and the naturalistic mooing sound your little cousin makes sounds like a real cow. The 1849 definition of naturalistic was "aiming for realism," from natural and its Latin root, naturalis, "according to nature."

Definitions of naturalistic
  1. adjective
    representing what is real; not abstract or ideal
    “in naturalistic colors”
    “the school of naturalistic writers”
    synonyms: realistic
    (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen
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