Definition of undressed in English:



  • 1Wearing no clothes; naked.

    ‘he was undressed and ready for bed’
    • ‘He lay me on the bed, undressed, as he removed his own clothes.’
    • ‘Cynthia was completely undressed, except for the pale cream under-slip that fit like a thin, baggy dress.’
    • ‘He denied he had feared forensic examination could reveal their underwear had come into contact with his carpet, suggesting they had been at least partially undressed in his house.’
    • ‘Despite the fact that we've just spent the night together and explored just about every inch of each other's bodies I feel embarrassed now because she's undressed.’
    • ‘The two men, she said seemed to be partially undressed while the woman appeared to be naked.’
    • ‘The percentage of undressed females didn't change.’
    • ‘Cheyenne was laying in the bed, undressed from what I could see, and turned on her side, but she looked over her shoulder when the door opened.’
    • ‘He had a strong sense of justice: I recall his fury about one poor man who was being unjustly accused of indecent exposure because he had stumbled undressed from bed to close his curtains.’
    • ‘The spokesman said security staff had reported the same mannequin found undressed on several occasions.’
    • ‘The actress claims a paparazzo photographer used a telephoto lens to snap her when she was partly undressed in her home.’
    • ‘They were attired, undressed or partially clad.’
    • ‘You should also know that I'm not really naked, though I may be partially undressed.’
    • ‘‘Leave her alone,’ the undressed young man said groaning, ‘Better yet, get her out of here.’’
    • ‘The $200 million film, which premiered last week, is already making waves as one of those rare specimens where the men are more undressed than the women.’
    • ‘Military police had only intervened when the girl was already half undressed.’
    • ‘And here she is again, looking half undressed, on the Q cover.’
    • ‘But it's 12.32 and I'm still undressed and can't get going.’
    • ‘He was charged in 1990 with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after being caught partially undressed with a 15-year-old girl.’
    • ‘Her identical poses mimic Newton's paired photographs showing a group of statuesque fashion models similarly dressed and undressed.’
    • ‘Her voice is undressed too, raspy and naked, with her guitar-playing serving more as a frame for her words than as a force of its own.’
    naked, nude, stark naked, bare, unclothed, unclad, stripped, denuded, disrobed, undraped, with nothing on, exposed
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  • 2Not treated, processed, or prepared for use.

    ‘undressed deerskin’
    ‘a rough, undressed stone slab’
    • ‘Some are distinctly organic, the bark still on the sinuous floor joist, a chimneystack of undressed stone.’
    • ‘It is made of roughly coursed undressed rectangular stone facings with a rubble core.’
    • ‘Use traditional lime mortars rather than leaving external stone undressed.’
    • ‘All the stones are local sandstone, undressed, and, in common with other circles on Exmoor, are fairly small in size, the largest only 1m long.’
    untreated, unprocessed, unprepared, unfinished, raw, rough, natural
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  • 3(of food) not having a dressing.

    ‘an undressed salad’
    • ‘For Rory Bremner, the greatest impersonator of the age, about the only thing he finds tasteless is an undressed salad.’
    • ‘He observes, rightly, that the Calabrian peasant who has toiled for long hours in the field does not want to come home to a grilled sardine and an undressed green salad.’
    • ‘This the time of year to eat healthily, but I'm not suggesting for one minute that this means eating undressed salads!’
    • ‘Two lime wedges were a welcome addition to a large, undressed fillet of cod, which was bland due to overcooking.’
    • ‘Make a large, undressed green salad to have on hand for a few days.’
    • ‘But blandish rice and undressed iceberg salad don't do much to help out.’