gymnosophy


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gymnosophy

the tenets of an ancient Hindu ascetic whose members wore little or no clothing. See also Adamitism. — gymnosophist, n. — gymnosophical, adj.
See also: Nakedness
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Noun1.gymnosophy - the doctrine of a sect of Hindu philosophers who practiced nudity and asceticism and meditation
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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Nudism in Modern Life: The New Gymnosophy. Mays Landing, NJ: Sunshine Book Co.