1. a bleak and desolate atmosphere

the nakedness of the landscape

Syn: ↑bleakness, ↑desolation, ↑nakedness
Derivationally related forms: ↑desolate (for: ↑desolation), ↑bleak (for: ↑bleakness)
Hypernyms: ↑gloom, ↑gloominess, ↑glumness
2. the state of being unclothed and exposed (especially of a part of the body)
Derivationally related forms: ↑bare
Hypernyms: ↑nakedness, ↑nudity, ↑nudeness
3. an extreme lack of furnishings or ornamentation

I was struck by the starkness of my father's room

Syn: ↑starkness
Derivationally related forms: ↑stark (for: ↑starkness), ↑bare
Hypernyms: ↑plainness

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  • Bareness — Bare ness, n. The state of being bare. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bareness — early 15c., from BARE (Cf. bare) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bareness — [n] state of being unclothed dishabille, nakedness, nudity, starkness, unadornment, undress; concept 453 Ant. clothed …   New thesaurus

  • bareness — bare ► ADJECTIVE 1) not clothed or covered. 2) without the appropriate or usual covering or contents: a big, bare room. 3) without elaboration; basic: the bare facts. 4) only just sufficient: a bare majority. ► VERB ▪ uncover and reveal. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • bareness — noun see bare I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bareness — See bare1. * * * …   Universalium

  • bareness — noun The state of being bare …   Wiktionary

  • bareness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Nakedness] Syn. nudity, undress, d?shabill?; see nakedness . 2. [Plainness] Syn. unadornment, starkness, austerity; see simplicity 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The state of being without clothes: nakedness, nudeness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • bareness — bare·ness || beÉ™nɪs n. emptiness; exposed condition; nakedness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bareness — n 1. nakedness, nudeness, nudity, undress; disrobement, divestment, divestiture; baldness, featherlessness. 2. plainness, simpleness, simplicity, pureness, purity; severity, starkness, austerity; brevity, laconism; unadornment, unembellishment,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bareness — bare·ness …   English syllables

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