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naked

(Lacking embellishment), adjective bare, basal, basic, devoid of consideration, elementary, fundamental, laid bare, mere, plain, sheer, simple, stark, straight, unadorned, unadulterated, uncomplicated, undecorated, unembellished, unexaggerated, unmasked, unvarnished, unveiled
Associated concepts: naked promise

naked

(Perceptible), adjective apparent, brought to light, clear, cognizable, conspicuous, discernible, disclosed, discoverable, distinct, distinguishable, easy to see, evident, explicit, exposed, express, in plain view, made public, not obscure, noticeable, observable, obvious, open, ostensible, overt, patent, perceivable, plain, prominent, revealed, unconcealed, unmistakable, visible
See also: manifest, perceivable, perceptible

NAKED. This word is used in a metaphorical sense to denote that a thing is not complete, and for want of some quality it is either without power, or it possesses a limited power. A naked contract, is one made without consideration, and, for that reason, it is void; a naked authority, is one given without any right in the agent, and wholly for the benefit of the principal. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1302. See Nudum Pactum.

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This lovely naked-eye optical double adds to the overall fascination of the district around Antares and the head of Scorpius, as shown at left.
Another famous binocular pair, easier to resolve naked-eye than Epsilon due to its wide separation.
Nowhere are so many naked-eye stars packed into such a small area of sky--eight stars brighter than magnitude 5.
Equally memorable was stepping into our host's observatory dome and seeing the great Auriga Messier clusters become easy naked-eye glows as the dome shielded the rest of the sky from sight.
Even accepting the eye's limited field of view, October evenings are not a bad time to see the most naked-eye stars; spring evenings have far fewer.
On the very clearest, darkest nights, I've seen parts of Cygnus pebbled, beaded, and curdled with naked-eye stars.
At what magnitude do naked-eye stars and planets show their colors best to you?
Many naked-eye observers, especially young ones, have split the double star [Epsilon.
A good test of the naked-eye observing conditions is whether you can detect the 7.
A scan of early observational records from Ptolemy (circa AD 83-161) to Charles Messier (1730-1817) reveals that Praesepe was the accepted name for the naked-eye "nebula" in Cancer.