Definition of naturally in English:

naturally

adverb

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

    ‘naturally curly hair’
    1. 1.1 In a normal manner; without distortion or exaggeration.
      ‘act naturally’
      • ‘It all comes naturally to him, and if you try to curb this by giving him instructions you destroy it.’
      • ‘‘It comes naturally to young people to care about the world,’ he says.’
      • ‘It just comes naturally to him to think of others.’
      • ‘Today is International Left-Handed Day, which I shall celebrate by being left-handed all day (something that comes naturally to me).’
      • ‘The East / West mix comes naturally to youngsters who are the product of twin cultural influences.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Many others have tried it but given up in despair at mastering technology that almost comes naturally to children.’
      • ‘Most importantly, blogging now comes naturally to me.’
      • ‘In fact, publicising any aspect of her success is not something that comes naturally to this rather self-effacing woman.’
      • ‘We must teach our children early in life how to be healthy so that it comes naturally to them.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘‘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.’
      • ‘The bond between them is so strong that helping each other comes naturally to them.’
      • ‘Zen monks are unique people - fanciful and bizarre, spontaneous action comes naturally to them.’
      • ‘Women, like highly qualified airline pilots, seem to have a skill that comes naturally to them, when it comes to dealing with babies.’
      • ‘Besides, eclecticism comes naturally to the singer, who hails from a musical household.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They've been doing it so long it just comes naturally to them.’
      normally, in a natural manner, in a natural way, unaffectedly, spontaneously, genuinely, artlessly, unpretentiously
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    2. 1.2 By nature.
      ‘a naturally bright pupil’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Like many naturally bright but socially disadvantaged young men, Trevor is rebelling.’
      • ‘It should be dead, the girl thought, her naturally logical brain reeling with the implications.’
      • ‘He didn't stay at the orphanage for very long, for his naturally stable character and bright imagination made him a model child.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      by nature, by character, inherently, innately, congenitally, instinctively
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    3. 1.3 As a logical result.
      ‘one leads naturally into the other’
      • ‘It was one of those fantastic brainstorming sessions, where one idea just leads naturally to the next.’
      • ‘These stories have naturally led me to ponder my own childhood memories.’
      • ‘They then asked the coach to diagram a configuration that might naturally result from such play.’
      • ‘This activity leads naturally to increased internal demand in India itself, and hence to increased markets.’
      • ‘When young students come together, the result is naturally chaos and confusion.’
      • ‘Anarchy naturally results in an escalating series of parties, during the last of which the family's home burns to the ground.’
      • ‘The theoretical results presented above lead naturally to several computational applications.’
      • ‘Such views naturally lead to an ‘aggressive, belligerent foreign policy’, she added.’
      • ‘This transition from feudalism to capitalism naturally led to the maturing, preparation and implementation of the national movement for liberation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘So imprinting of X-linked genes naturally results in sexually dimorphic gene expression.’
      • ‘The queuing on the minor road, which created start-stop movements, naturally resulted in more instances of break-up of vehicle images.’
      • ‘This collision of values and abilities naturally results in depression.’
      • ‘And an increase in supply without a corresponding increase in demand would naturally lead to a fall in prices.’
      • ‘However, much quartersawn wood is obtained by cuffing the vertical-grained wood that naturally results from plainsawing.’
      • ‘This naturally resulted in a magical duel, which Crowley eventually won.’
      • ‘I like the optimism in thinking that one would lead naturally to the other but I'm very skeptical.’
      • ‘A total prohibition of force will naturally result in disobedience, because what can the oppressed do, if not fight, in the last resort?’
      • ‘‘The gospel side of my music comes naturally from how I grew up,’ she continues.’
  • 2[sentence adverb] As may be expected; of course.

    ‘naturally, I hoped for the best’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our son, Matthew, was on that trip and naturally we were very anxious when we heard the terrible news about the bombs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This has naturally resulted in a lot of parental anxiety.’
    • ‘Migration to and from the city is huge, and naturally one expects crime to increase.’
    • ‘So naturally you would expect the designers behind MTV Skateboarding to spice up the game.’
    • ‘The result, naturally, was a crowd of customers.’
    • ‘It may be a good idea, and naturally I hope it proves useful in solving this sad case.’
    • ‘When someone uses language that strong, you'd naturally expect him to have the facts to back up his words.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We should, naturally, expect to hear their proposals on limiting the areas of operations of our own Navy.’
    • ‘I don't know - though, naturally, I hope the best is yet to come.’
    • ‘And naturally I don't expect agreement on that, so there's no point in arguing it.’
    • ‘So, naturally, you'd expect that our neighbours would've been briefed, right?’
    • ‘It also takes up a good deal of my time because naturally investors expect to see the chief executive.’
    • ‘The result, naturally, is that the competence of local intelligence has declined.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I was born into an Indian family, within which boys were preferred to girls, so naturally I grew up as a feminist.’
    • ‘Wishing to retain our sanity we naturally hoped and believed fervently that Simon would belong to the 50 per cent curable group.’
    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/