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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.

References in classic literature ?
Nor was he any more ridiculous because of the soup-plate than was he ludicrous because of his nakedness.
The very simplicity and nakedness of man's life in the primitive ages imply this advantage, at least, that they left him still but a sojourner in nature.
Shame at their spiritual nakedness crushed her and infected him.
But in dreams, when she had no control over her thoughts, her position presented itself to her in all its hideous nakedness.
When naked we are equals: equally vulnerable, equally exposed, equally weak but we do not allow nakedness to define us.
The Mail has discovered Taylor, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, had previously written in one online blog: "Young children love to be naked themselves and seldom even notice the nakedness of others.
On Gaza, Raad stressed that Hamas would ultimately triumph by exposing the nakedness of the Arab regimes in the same fashion his party managed to liberate the south without having to negotiate or capitulate as he said; Hizbullah by laying the basis for a deterrent formula forced the enemy not to dare and breach it anymore, he concluded.
As an artist who uses nudity for many different reasons, I'd have to say it depends on the context: We become vulnerable in our nakedness.
Of course this can only mean a whole lot of nakedness.
Three local artists - Bets Cole, Marsha Maverick Wells and Anna Lee-Hoelzle - are exhibiting at the Maude Kerns Art Center under the title "The Nakedness of the Subject.
They are often found sitting semi naked and when they see any lady passing before them they expose them to full nakedness and we cannot bear this immoral scene", One Jamila Begum a government employee told.
How far away a hero, how far away a man, How soon to show my nakedness.