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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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Isaksson further said that next year they would go for full body nakedness, "with all the flappy, dangly bits wobbling about".
When Eve, tempted by the serpent, tastes of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, and tempts Adam to do likewise, the first knowledge they experience is of their own nakedness, and their loss of innocence - or of ignorance of good and evil - is demonstrated in their new feeling of shame at the sight of their own bodies.
In addition to drawing upon Teufelsdrockh's commentary on nakedness and clothing, A Connecticut Yankee resounds with agreeable and disagreeable echoes of the main character, from his German words (the language Hank Morgan uses to cast his spells) to his position as a man of unknown origin.
Nakedness is fine in the right context, even if that is 8.
Now with "sinister poison apples" falling around her, clutching her mother's bloodied, torn wedding dress, her arboreal nudity frightens her: "She was horribly conscious of her own exposed nakedness.
The bizarre reality is that Cairo is embracing nakedness and berating nudity.
My cries arise from a harpooned soul the netted nakedness of a
Our nakedness shows how we feel as cyclists riding in traffic next to motorists well protected inside their vehicles," a demonstrator said.
The thing about that scene is that it works because of the emotional content as well as the actual nakedness," he said.
They are: "Setting the Field" (Lewis, Asher-Greve, Bickel, Schroer); "Gender, Nakedness, Nudity" (Asher-Greve and Sweeney, Assante, Stahl, Kreilinger, Dasen and Ducale-Paarmann); "Status and Power: Royal Women" (Weiershauser, Lohwasser, Scheer); "Status and Power: Mothers and Priestesses" (Schwyn, Lindner, Sanchez).
Focusing on a specific moment within the flurry of (embodied) activities at the World Social Forum, this piece explores the tensions, contradictions, and opportunities arising from the use of nakedness as a political tool.
Chapter 2 problematizes the notion of nakedness as truth, demonstrating with reference to La Faute de l'abbe Mouret that naturalism contrives to obscure what it purports to uncover.