in the nature of sth

in the nature of (something)

In the style or manner of something; similar to or typical of something. While the movie is in the nature of a conventional action film, it is actually a remarkably deep and emotionally rich allegory of human folly. It is not in the nature of a boy his age to be so preoccupied with books and learning.
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in the nature of ˈsth

similar to something; a type of something; in the style of something: His speech was in the nature of an apology.
See also: nature, of, sth
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