stark naked


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stark naked

- A corruption of start naked, from Anglo-Saxon steort, "tail" —as it described being naked to the tail.
See also related terms for naked.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stark naked - (used informally) completely unclothedstark naked - (used informally) completely unclothed
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unclothed - not wearing clothing

stark naked

adjective nude, stripped, naked, stark, undressed, in the raw (informal), starkers (informal), in the buff (informal), in the altogether (informal), buck naked (slang), unclad, in a state of nature, in your birthday suit (informal), scuddy (slang), without a stitch on (informal), in the bare scud (slang), naked as the day you were born (informal) All contestants were completely stark naked.
Translations
عارٍ تماما
zcela nahý
splitternøgen
à poil
anyaszült meztelen
allsnakinn
celkom nahý
anadan doğma

stark

(staːk) adjective
bare, harsh or simple in a severe way. a stark, rocky landscape.
stark crazy/mad
completely mad.
stark naked
(of a person) completely naked.
References in classic literature ?
He consented, and I immediately stripped myself stark naked, and went down softly into the stream.
She came at once upon a handsomely engraved and colored frontispiece -- a hu- man figure, stark naked.
She was suckling a new-born child, and another child, stark naked, was playing at her feet.
Up from the little open space in front of the King's dwelling-house leaped a hissing bright flame; they had kindled a fire, and black forms of men, stark naked and wounding themselves with spears, danced around it and made the air hideous with discordant cries.
And if this be true, as it is, why should I now take the trouble to strip stark naked, or do mischief to these trees which have done me no harm, or why am I to disturb the clear waters of these brooks which will give me to drink whenever I have a mind?
The late signs of roaming war parties caused a vigilant watch to be kept up at night when the crews encamped on shore; nor was this vigilance superfluous; for on the night of the seventh instant, there was a wild and fearful yell, and eleven Sioux warriors, stark naked, with tomahawks in their hands, rushed into the camp.
I'll disinherit her; I'll turn her out of doors, stark naked, without a farthing.
This was a great event to the latter--the daily review of the new arrivals, all stark naked, and many and diverting were the comments.
Civilization has not yet arrived at the point where one can go stark naked, as ancient Diogenes wished.
When they came into the hut, there they sat, all bound; for when they had brought them on shore they bound their hands that they might not take the boat and make their escape; there, I say, they sat, all of them stark naked.
I could not perceive, by my nicest observation, but that they were stark naked, and had not the least covering upon them; but whether they were men or women I could not distinguish.
I tell you, therefore--and it shall surely be--that if I again catch you talking such nonsense, I will either forfeit my own head and be no more called father of Telemachus, or I will take you, strip you stark naked, and whip you out of the assembly till you go blubbering back to the ships.