Definition of nakedness in English:



  • [mass noun] The state or fact of being naked.

    ‘he made no attempt to conceal his nakedness’
    • ‘The truth is, the prevalence of nakedness is such that we no longer even remark on seeing a nice girl in a bikini.’
    • ‘The figure, in its nakedness, has an almost ghostly, insubstantial quality, a pathetic vulnerability.’
    • ‘Just as we do not shop for clothes just to cover our nakedness, nor eat just to fill the gap, so we don't buy sunglasses merely for the purposes of protecting our eyes.’
    • ‘Of course, there's much more to his art than just nakedness.’
    • ‘I shift into a sitting position, making sure the sheets cover my nakedness.’
    • ‘Surely the ultimate equaliser is not nakedness but clothing, which lets us be who we want to be, not merely the body with which we've been lumbered?’
    • ‘Adam and Eve were mortified by what their nakedness represented.’
    • ‘It's more brazen, more shot through with the raw ache of relationships and the nakedness of emotional experience.’
    • ‘To see another's nakedness when bathing was not forbidden in the temple.’
    • ‘In the astounding nakedness of its indifference to the life of its own poor, the government has therefore left itself visible, questionable.’
    • ‘This is turning into a sporting season of nakedness.’
    • ‘It becomes very much about nakedness, vulnerability and intimacy.’
    • ‘Spinning around, I noticed my nakedness, the goose pimples on my warm flesh.’
    • ‘Henceforth, men and women are prone to view each other as objects, which is why they are now ashamed of their nakedness.’
    • ‘Her youth and nakedness, which at times is accentuated by a circlet of flowers worn in her hair, is emblem enough.’
    • ‘In Tibetan iconography, physical nakedness symbolizes this naked unbounded state of mind.’
    • ‘I wasn't and still am not very comfortable with my own nakedness.’
    • ‘It all lies in how taboo nakedness is in our society.’
    • ‘The all seemed shocked by her destroying her property and doing it so very thoroughly, that they seemed positively oblivious to her nakedness.’
    • ‘Her nakedness, though, is well camouflaged by a veil of long curly hair falling on her shoulders.’
    bareness, barrenness, starkness
    nudity, state of undress, bareness
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