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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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Isn't the supermarket industry just a bit like Fuller's discontinuous man, hammering out his proprietary tools, jealously guarding his Neolithic secrets, stuck in evolutionary position by his rootedness in both the status quo and the moment, staring nakedly (innocent and unprotected) in the wilderness of the future?
If anything reveals the racism that is at the base of our immigration policies, our economic policies, our social policies, after half a century, of nuclear testing ourselves, this latest response stands stark nakedly unarguable.
But there's no reason for Wiegman to ignore the contrary report filed by Larsen later in the same novel, when Clare Kendry's nakedly racist husband, John Bellew, insists that, for him, race has nothing to do with skin:" `You can get as black as you please as far as I'm concerned,'" he tells his wife in front of two other "black" women he thinks are white (including Irene)," `since I know you're no nigger.
On a drugstore's shelves in downtown Stuttgart, Germany, the toothpaste tubes are nakedly displayed, sitting upended on their flat caps like rows of little soldiers.
The rationale for this unique situation was that Reay hadn't taken 17 years worth of annual leave during his nakedly ambitious career.
When Humphrey Moseley first printed The Mistress in 1647, he promised the reader that "I shall use no more preface, nor add one word (besides these few lines) to the Booke; but faithfully and nakedly transmit it to thy view, just as it came to mine.
But if we dig a little to discover just how the current Czech regime is "rooted in the earth," we find that Havel increasingly plays the role of moral fig leaf for nakedly rapacious "free market" forces, both national and inter, national.
The Company believes that a reverse split would decrease its market capitalization, thus helping market makers that nakedly shorted the stock to more easily buy back shares to the detriment of all current shareholders and the company.
The SDLP has insisted it will not enter a nakedly sectarian arrangement.
Its proponent was, after all, nakedly seeking to "throw sand in the wheels" of the global money-making machine by making short-termism unprofitable without damaging trade.
Manmohan Singh Government adopted policies which were nakedly pro-rich.
So do nakedly ambitious politicians, TV presenters etc in their efforts to appear uber cool.