AskDefine | Define naturally

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naturally adv
1 as might be expected; "naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill" [syn: of course, course] [ant: unnaturally]
2 through inherent nature; "he was naturally lazy" [syn: by nature]
3 according to nature; by natural means; without artificial help; "naturally grown flowers" [ant: artificially]
4 in a natural or normal manner; "speak naturally and easily" [ant: unnaturally]

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  1. In a natural manner.
    Although he was unused to the situation, he tried to act naturally.
  2. Inherently or by nature.
    Boys are naturally aggressive.
  3. Surely or without any doubt.
    I shall naturally protest at that decision.


in a natural manner
inherently or by nature

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