Definition of undressed in US English:



  • 1Wearing no clothes.

    ‘he was undressed and ready for bed’
    • ‘And here she is again, looking half undressed, on the Q cover.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Her identical poses mimic Newton's paired photographs showing a group of statuesque fashion models similarly dressed and undressed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They were attired, undressed or partially clad.’
    • ‘Military police had only intervened when the girl was already half undressed.’
    • ‘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 lay me on the bed, undressed, as he removed his own clothes.’
    • ‘The actress claims a paparazzo photographer used a telephoto lens to snap her when she was partly undressed in her home.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cynthia was completely undressed, except for the pale cream under-slip that fit like a thin, baggy dress.’
    • ‘He was charged in 1990 with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after being caught partially undressed with a 15-year-old girl.’
    • ‘But it's 12.32 and I'm still undressed and can't get going.’
    • ‘The percentage of undressed females didn't change.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The two men, she said seemed to be partially undressed while the woman appeared to be naked.’
    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’
    • ‘It is made of roughly coursed undressed rectangular stone facings with a rubble core.’
    • ‘Some are distinctly organic, the bark still on the sinuous floor joist, a chimneystack of undressed stone.’
    • ‘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’
    • ‘But blandish rice and undressed iceberg salad don't do much to help out.’
    • ‘Two lime wedges were a welcome addition to a large, undressed fillet of cod, which was bland due to overcooking.’
    • ‘This the time of year to eat healthily, but I'm not suggesting for one minute that this means eating undressed salads!’
    • ‘For Rory Bremner, the greatest impersonator of the age, about the only thing he finds tasteless is an undressed salad.’
    • ‘Make a large, undressed green salad to have on hand for a few days.’
    • ‘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.’