Naturalistic
Naturalistic Nat`u*ral*is"tic, a. 1. Belonging to the doctrines of naturalism. [1913 Webster]

2. Closely resembling nature; realistic. ``Naturalistic bit of pantomime.'' --W. D. Howells. [1913 Webster]


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