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English definition of “naturalism”

naturalism

noun [U] uk   /ˈnætʃ.ər.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us    /-ɚ-/ specialized
showing people and experiences as they really are, instead of suggesting that they are better than they really are or representing them in a fixed style: Ibsen and Chekhov are a few of the dramatists who were influenced by naturalism.
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