Definition of naturally in English:

naturally

adverb

  • 1Without special help or intervention; in a natural manner.

    [as submodifier] ‘naturally curly hair’
    1. 1.1In a normal manner; without distortion or exaggeration.
      ‘act naturally’
      • ‘‘It comes naturally to young people to care about the world,’ he says.’
      • ‘As an observer of people, it is interesting to witness someone who has to study for years in order to achieve what comes naturally to another.’
      • ‘‘He's so talented it all comes naturally to him,’ she said.’
      • ‘The babies with all their new-found freedom and the challenges of buoyancy, will do what comes naturally to them, surprising and delighting not just themselves but their parents too.’
      • ‘Many others have tried it but given up in despair at mastering technology that almost comes naturally to children.’
      • ‘In fact, publicising any aspect of her success is not something that comes naturally to this rather self-effacing woman.’
      • ‘Zen monks are unique people - fanciful and bizarre, spontaneous action comes naturally to them.’
      • ‘Singing comes naturally to Hitesh and, as a student, he was regularly winning prizes in inter-collegiate events.’
      • ‘Breathing comes naturally to us, as does moving.’
      • ‘Women, like highly qualified airline pilots, seem to have a skill that comes naturally to them, when it comes to dealing with babies.’
      • ‘Most importantly, blogging now comes naturally to me.’
      • ‘We must teach our children early in life how to be healthy so that it comes naturally to them.’
      • ‘The East / West mix comes naturally to youngsters who are the product of twin cultural influences.’
      • ‘The bond between them is so strong that helping each other comes naturally to them.’
      • ‘Today is International Left-Handed Day, which I shall celebrate by being left-handed all day (something that comes naturally to me).’
      • ‘They've been doing it so long it just comes naturally to them.’
      • ‘It all comes naturally to him, and if you try to curb this by giving him instructions you destroy it.’
      • ‘She is quick to admit that she is not a very outgoing person but meeting people and trying to understand them comes naturally to her.’
      • ‘Besides, eclecticism comes naturally to the singer, who hails from a musical household.’
      • ‘It just comes naturally to him to think of others.’
    2. 1.2By nature.
      ‘a naturally bright pupil’
      • ‘Like many naturally bright but socially disadvantaged young men, Trevor is rebelling.’
      • ‘Hyman says his pupil, whom he claims to be the most naturally talented runner he's ever worked with, is settling in and running outstandingly in the States.’
      • ‘This way, every pupil, not just the naturally sporty ones, would have the know-how and confidence that is so lacking in the majority of adults.’
      • ‘He didn't stay at the orphanage for very long, for his naturally stable character and bright imagination made him a model child.’
      • ‘Her parents also provide the kind of positive role models that really help a naturally bright youngster like Katie to succeed.’
      • ‘Very few educated Westerners would argue that men are naturally brighter, wiser, and better suited for high-paid jobs than women.’
      • ‘It should be dead, the girl thought, her naturally logical brain reeling with the implications.’
    3. 1.3As a logical result.
      ‘one leads naturally into the other’
      • ‘This naturally resulted in a magical duel, which Crowley eventually won.’
      • ‘The queuing on the minor road, which created start-stop movements, naturally resulted in more instances of break-up of vehicle images.’
      • ‘The happy result of such a decision is that it leads you naturally to support the local economy and craftspeople, who are adept at working with native materials.’
      • ‘It was one of those fantastic brainstorming sessions, where one idea just leads naturally to the next.’
      • ‘When young students come together, the result is naturally chaos and confusion.’
      • ‘So imprinting of X-linked genes naturally results in sexually dimorphic gene expression.’
      • ‘They then asked the coach to diagram a configuration that might naturally result from such play.’
      • ‘‘The gospel side of my music comes naturally from how I grew up,’ she continues.’
      • ‘However, much quartersawn wood is obtained by cuffing the vertical-grained wood that naturally results from plainsawing.’
      • ‘And an increase in supply without a corresponding increase in demand would naturally lead to a fall in prices.’
      • ‘These stories have naturally led me to ponder my own childhood memories.’
      • ‘I like the optimism in thinking that one would lead naturally to the other but I'm very skeptical.’
      • ‘This collision of values and abilities naturally results in depression.’
      • ‘This activity leads naturally to increased internal demand in India itself, and hence to increased markets.’
      • ‘This naturally leads to a further question: Why should governments have absolute power between elections?’
      • ‘This naturally results in a 45MB / sec hard drive requirement and a 50MB / sec graphics card requirement.’
      • ‘A total prohibition of force will naturally result in disobedience, because what can the oppressed do, if not fight, in the last resort?’
      • ‘This transition from feudalism to capitalism naturally led to the maturing, preparation and implementation of the national movement for liberation.’
      • ‘Anarchy naturally results in an escalating series of parties, during the last of which the family's home burns to the ground.’
      • ‘Such views naturally lead to an ‘aggressive, belligerent foreign policy’, she added.’
      • ‘The theoretical results presented above lead naturally to several computational applications.’
  • 2[sentence adverb] As may be expected; of course.

    ‘naturally, I hoped for the best’
    • ‘So, naturally, I hope you will all be as relieved as I am to discover that there is an organisation who can come to your aid.’
    • ‘To give you the facts - I asked him to go to the disco, so I naturally expected that he devote a little bit of attention to me.’
    • ‘I don't know - though, naturally, I hope the best is yet to come.’
    • ‘He was a cross between David Niven and Spike Milligan, and you never knew what to expect, so naturally we children were always delighted to see him.’
    • ‘When someone uses language that strong, you'd naturally expect him to have the facts to back up his words.’
    • ‘Migration to and from the city is huge, and naturally one expects crime to increase.’
    • ‘It also takes up a good deal of my time because naturally investors expect to see the chief executive.’
    • ‘It may be a good idea, and naturally I hope it proves useful in solving this sad case.’
    • ‘Wishing to retain our sanity we naturally hoped and believed fervently that Simon would belong to the 50 per cent curable group.’
    • ‘We should, naturally, expect to hear their proposals on limiting the areas of operations of our own Navy.’
    • ‘And naturally I don't expect agreement on that, so there's no point in arguing it.’
    • ‘Lisa and I backed at least two dogs between us per race, and with only six dogs in each race, I was naturally thrilled with my strike rate of one winning bet in the entire evening.’
    • ‘On hearing that he would be stepping down, we naturally expected a valedictory address.’
    • ‘So naturally I expected to buy a ticket from New London to Stamford.’
    • ‘The result, naturally, is that the competence of local intelligence has declined.’
    • ‘This has naturally resulted in a lot of parental anxiety.’
    • ‘So naturally you would expect the designers behind MTV Skateboarding to spice up the game.’
    • ‘The result, naturally, was a crowd of customers.’
    • ‘So, naturally, you'd expect that our neighbours would've been briefed, right?’
    • ‘I was born into an Indian family, within which boys were preferred to girls, so naturally I grew up as a feminist.’
    • ‘Our son, Matthew, was on that trip and naturally we were very anxious when we heard the terrible news about the bombs.’
    of course, as might be expected, as one would expect, as you would expect, needless to say, not unexpectedly, as was anticipated, as a matter of course
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Pronunciation:

naturally

/ˈnaCH(ə)rəlē/