Naturalism meaning
[nach-er-uh-liz-uh m, nach-ruh-]
Definitions of naturalism is:
  • noun naturalism
    Literature. a manner or technique of treating subject matter that presents, through volume of detail, a deterministic view of human life and actions. a deterministic theory of writing in which it is held that a writer should adopt an objective view toward the material written about, be free of preconceived ideas as to form and content, and represent with clinical accuracy and frankness the details of life. Compare realism (def 4b). a representation of natural appearances or natural patterns of speech, manner, etc., in a work of fiction. the depiction of the physical environment, especially landscape or the rural environment.
  • noun naturalism
    (in a work of art) treatment of forms, colors, space, etc., as they appear or might appear in nature. Compare idealism (def 4), realism (def 3a).
  • noun naturalism
    action arising from or based on natural instincts and desires alone.