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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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Clinton and Bush played the game right, with choices that enhanced their public persona without appearing nakedly manipulative.
The more I learn about teaching, the more I try to encourage students to open this door to themselves--open the door to their eccentricities, to those more nakedly individual responses they might feel don't belong in a traditional classroom.
This is nakedly evident from the plain text of the summit documents, from the rhetoric of the main summit participants, and from the actions of the rapidly developing UN leviathan.
government helped to ignite the military coup of September 11, 1973, producing mass slaughters, torture, book burnings, and the imposition of policies nakedly serving Chilean and U.
As for France, McLaren simply abandons deconstructionist modes altogether for a nakedly political point: France's gend er norms rooted in a demographic hysteria induced by the nation's disastrous defeat by Germany in 1870, a "truth" destined to be deepened by the catastrophe in the trenches of World War I.
I have given the name 'continuous man' to the slowly accumulating total world experience and total literate knowledge regarding all the discovered physical resources and generalized patterning principles - in contradistinction to the illiterate, discontinuous man, local in time and geography, whose nonrelayed experience-won knowledge limited his tool capabilities to devices which any one individual might invent entirely on his own initiative, staring nakedly in the wilderness.
Critics said church sponsorship and placement of such a nakedly partisan advertisement was unprecedented.
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.
By contrast, what this Congress has set out to do is to speed the race to the bottom by pitting states and municipalities more nakedly against one another in competition for corporate investment, and by eliminating entitlements that had the effect of stabilizing the excesses of the boom-bust business cycle.