What’s All the Mumble About? An Exploration of Hollywood’s New Favorite WordIf you’ve tuned into entertainment news lately, a curious word may have caught your ear: mumblecore. It’s surfaced recently surrounding the release of Drinking Buddies, a romantic comedy starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson. The term was rumored to have been coined in jest by a sound editor in 2005, but the construct has demonstrated considerable lasting power, canonized in New York Times articles such …
- natural wastage,
- naturalistic fallacy,
Origin of naturalistic
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Examples from the Web for naturalistically
The Egyptian scarab, on its rounded side, had been naturalistically carved in relief in beetle form.
While the beetle form was naturalistically treated, the flat surface underneath was well adapted to receive a hieroglyphic sign.
of, imitating, or reproducing nature in effect or characteristics
of or characteristic of naturalism, esp in art or literature
of or relating to naturalists
(of an ethical theory) permitting the inference of ethical judgments from statements of nonethical factSee Hume's law
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