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1‘a naked woman’
nude, bare, in the nude, stark naked, with nothing on, stripped, unclothed, undressed, uncovered, in a state of nature, disrobed, unclad, undraped, exposed
informal without a stitch on, in one's birthday suit, in the raw, in the altogether, in the buff, as naked as the day one was born, in the nuddy, mother naked
British informal starkers
Scottish informal in the scud, scuddy
North American informal bare-assed, buck naked
Australian informal bollocky
British vulgar slang bollock-naked
2‘each man was carrying a naked sword’
unprotected, uncovered, exposed, open, unguarded
3‘the naked branches of the trees’
bare, barren, stark, denuded, stripped, uncovered
4‘I felt naked and exposed as I crossed the deserted square’
vulnerable, helpless, weak, powerless, defenceless, exposed, unprotected, undefended, open to attack
5‘the naked truth’
undisguised, plain, unadorned, unvarnished, unveiled, unqualified, stark, bald, unexaggerated, simple
overt, obvious, open, patent, evident, apparent, manifest, unmistakable, palpable, blatant, glaring, flagrant, barefaced, out-and-out, unmitigated
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