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na·ked

 (nā′kĭd)
adj.
1. Having no clothing on the body; nude.
2. Having no covering, especially the usual one: a naked sword.
3. Devoid of vegetation, trees, or foliage: the naked ground; naked tree limbs.
4. Being without addition, concealment, disguise, or embellishment: the naked facts; naked ambition.
5. Devoid of a specified quality, characteristic, or element: a look that was naked of all pretense.
6. Exposed to harm; vulnerable: "naked to mine enemies" (Shakespeare).
7. Botany
a. Not enclosed in an ovary: naked seeds.
b. Unprotected by scales: naked buds.
c. Lacking a perianth: naked flowers.
d. Without leaves or pubescence: naked stalks.
8. Zoology Lacking outer covering such as scales, fur, feathers, or a shell.

[Middle English, from Old English nacod; see nogw- in Indo-European roots.]

na′ked·ly adv.
na′ked·ness n.

Nakedness


the practice of going naked for God; the beliefs of some ascetic sects in ritual nakedness. Cf. gymnosophy. — Adamite, n. — Adamitic, adj.
a mania for nakedness.
a religious choral dance performed at ancient Greek festivals by naked youths. — gymnopedic, gymnopaedic, adj.
an abnormal fear of nudity.
the tenets of an ancient Hindu ascetic whose members wore little or no clothing. See also Adamitism. — gymnosophist, n. — gymnosophical, adj.
a cult of nudity for reasons of health. — naturist, n. — naturistic, adj.
the practice of going nude. — nudist, n., adj.
a mania for nudity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nakedness - the state of being without clothing or covering of any kindnakedness - the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
nude - without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude'); "they swam in the nude"
altogether, birthday suit, raw - informal terms for nakedness; "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit"
undress - partial or complete nakedness; "a state of undress"
bareness - the state of being unclothed and exposed (especially of a part of the body)
2.nakedness - a bleak and desolate atmospherenakedness - a bleak and desolate atmosphere; "the nakedness of the landscape"
gloominess, glumness, gloom - an atmosphere of depression and melancholy; "gloom pervaded the office"
3.nakedness - characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive
sociability, sociableness - the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows

nakedness

noun
1. nudity, undress, bareness, deshabille He pulled the blanket over his body to hide his nakedness.
2. starkness, simplicity, openness, plainness the nakedness of the emotion expressed in these songs

nakedness

noun
The state of being without clothes:
Translations
عُرْي، وُضوح
nahota
nøgenhed
alastomuus
nekt
çıplaklık

nakedness

[ˈneɪkɪdnɪs] N (lit) → desnudez f; [of aggression, ambition] → lo patente

nakedness

[ˈneɪkɪdnɪs] n [person] → nudité f

nakedness

nNacktheit f, → Blöße f (liter)

nakedness

[ˈneɪkɪdnɪs] nnudità

naked

(ˈneikid) adjective
1. without clothes. a naked child.
2. openly seen, not hidden. the naked truth.
3. (of a flame etc) uncovered or unprotected. Naked lights are dangerous.
ˈnakedly adverb
ˈnakedness noun
the naked eye
the eye unaided by any artificial means such as a telescope, microscope etc. Germs are too small to be seen by the naked eye.
References in classic literature ?
See, and judge with your own eyes," said the scout, advancing toward the eastern brow of the mountain, whither he beckoned for the whole party to follow; "if it was as easy to look into the heart of man as it is to spy out the nakedness of Montcalm's camp from this spot, hypocrites would grow scarce, and the cunning of a Mingo might prove a losing game, compared to the honesty of a Delaware.
The sky looks lacquered; clouds there are none; the horizon floats; and this nakedness of unrelieved radiance is as the insufferable splendors of God's throne.
The cruel taunt was more than hunger and cold and nakedness.
These works, which had stood in innocent nakedness for ages, are all fig-leaved now.
If, however, I found in my new home hard- ship, hunger, whipping, and nakedness, I had the consolation that I should not have escaped any one of them by staying.
To the eye it is fair enough, here; but seen in its integrity, under the sky, and by the daylight, it is a crumbling tower of waste, mismanagement, extortion, debt, mortgage, oppression, hunger, nakedness, and suffering.
So he clothed himself, hiding his nakedness, and, leaving Galazi, descended to that kraal where the old woman had dwelt, and there gave it out that he was a young man, a chief's son from a far place, who sought a wife.
In spring- time how that naughty tree used to flash its silver nakedness of blossom for miles across the furze and scattered birches!
So judg'd he Man, both Judge and Saviour sent, And th' instant stroke of Death denounc't that day Remov'd farr off; then pittying how they stood Before him naked to the aire, that now Must suffer change, disdain'd not to begin Thenceforth the forme of servant to assume, As when he wash'd his servants feet, so now As Father of his Familie he clad Thir nakedness with Skins of Beasts, or slain, Or as the Snake with youthful Coate repaid; And thought not much to cloath his Enemies: Nor hee thir outward onely with the Skins Of Beasts, but inward nakedness, much more Opprobrious, with his Robe of righteousness, Araying cover'd from his Fathers sight.
I let my shirt down to my waist, and drew up the bottom; fastening it like a girdle about my middle, to hide my nakedness.
This poverty he suffers from in various ways, hunger, or cold, or nakedness, or all together; but for all that it is not so extreme but that he gets something to eat, though it may be at somewhat unseasonable hours and from the leavings of the rich; for the greatest misery of the student is what they themselves call
By the utter simplicity, by the nakedness of his designs, he arrested and overawed attention.