nakedness

nakedness
noun
1. the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑nudity, ↑nudeness
Derivationally related forms: ↑nude (for: ↑nudeness), ↑nude (for: ↑nudity), ↑naked
Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status
Hyponyms: ↑nude, ↑raw, ↑altogether, ↑birthday suit, ↑undress, ↑bareness
2. a bleak and desolate atmosphere
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the nakedness of the landscape

Syn: ↑bleakness, ↑desolation, ↑bareness
Derivationally related forms: ↑desolate (for: ↑desolation), ↑bleak (for: ↑bleakness)
Hypernyms: ↑gloom, ↑gloominess, ↑glumness
3. characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive
Syn: ↑openness
Ant: ↑closeness (for: ↑openness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑naked, ↑open (for: ↑openness)
Hypernyms: ↑sociability, ↑sociableness

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  • Nakedness — Na ked*ness, n. 1. The condition of being naked. [1913 Webster] 2. (Script.) The privy parts; the genitals. [1913 Webster] Ham . . . saw the nakedness of his father. Gen. ix. 22. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nakedness — naked ► ADJECTIVE 1) without clothes. 2) (of an object) without the usual covering or protection. 3) not concealed; undisguised: naked aggression. 4) exposed to harm; vulnerable. ● the naked eye Cf. ↑the naked eye …   English terms dictionary

  • nakedness — noun see naked …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nakedness — See nakedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • nakedness — noun The state of being naked. Syn: nudity …   Wiktionary

  • nakedness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. nudity, bareness, nature in the raw, undress, baldness, exposure, state of nature*, the raw*. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The state of being without clothes: bareness, nudeness, nudity, undress. See PUT ON, SHOW …   English dictionary for students

  • nakedness — na·ked·ness || neɪkɪdnɪs n. nudeness, state of being uncovered; bareness, state of being exposed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nakedness — n. 1. Nudity, bareness. 2. Openness, exposure …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • nakedness — n 1. nudity, Inf. the altogether, Inf. the raw, Inf. the buff, Inf. a state of nature, Inf. birthday suit. 2. bareness, baldness, barrenness; starkness, austerity, plainness, simplicity, Spartanism …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • nakedness — na·ked·ness …   English syllables

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