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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 ?
Tabaqui came to me not long ago with some rude talk that I was a naked man's cub and not fit to dig pig-nuts.
Next, they came to masses and fragments of naked rock heaped confusedly together, like a cairn reared by giants in memory of a giant chief.
he thought, and he looked at his own naked body and shuddered, not from cold but from a sense of disgust and horror he did not himself understand, aroused by the sight of that immense number of bodies splashing about in the dirty pond.
Tario's long suggestions had at last prevailed, and Kar Komak had become a reality in the world of men; but my harness and my weapons had faded away with my fellows, leaving me naked and unarmed in a hostile country far from Lothar.
Before the frightened beast could gather himself for flight a naked giant was astride his back.
In a moment the polished English gentleman reverted to the naked ape man.
And there is a race there that plays it grimly with men and naked swords.
He looked at the naked hills and realized the enormous wastage of wood that had taken place.
And there he stood, all but naked, godlike, in a white blaze of light.
In another harbour not far distant, a woman, who was suckling a recently-born child, came one day alongside the vessel, and remained there out of mere curiosity, whilst the sleet fell and thawed on her naked bosom, and on the skin of her naked baby
So the little maiden walked on with her tiny naked feet, that were quite red and blue from cold.
However, as I have educated you like a child of my own, I will not turn you naked into the world.