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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 ?
Shame at their spiritual nakedness crushed her and infected him.
These works, which had stood in innocent nakedness for ages, are all fig-leaved now.
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.
In spring- time how that naughty tree used to flash its silver nakedness of blossom for miles across the furze and scattered birches!
This was a most unfortunate circumstance for the fellow, as it not only of itself threatened his ruin, but actually prevented Mr Allworthy from restoring him to his favour: for as that gentleman was walking out one evening with Master Blifil and young Jones, the latter slily drew him to the habitation of Black George; where the family of that poor wretch, namely, his wife and children, were found in all the misery with which cold, hunger, and nakedness, can affect human creatures: for as to the money they had received from Jones, former debts had consumed almost the whole.
Besides (to say truth) nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body; and it addeth no small reverence, to men's manners and actions, if they be not altogether open.
Her arms were like legs of mutton, her breasts like giant cabbages; her face, broad and fleshy, gave you an impression of almost indecent nakedness, and vast chin succeeded to vast chin.
Tourguenief was of that great race which has more than any other fully and freely uttered human nature, without either false pride or false shame in its 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
Born and trained to nakedness, Nau-hau trod the deck boldly and unashamed.
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.
All our lives, we have seen our sister-women suffer, in themselves and in their children, poverty, nakedness, hunger, thirst, sickness, misery, oppression and neglect of all kinds?