Definition of naked in English:


Syllabification: na·ked
Pronunciation: /ˈnākid


  • 1(Of a person or part of the body) without clothes: he’d never seen a naked woman before he was stripped naked
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    • I don't agree with sleaze and naked women flaunting their bodies but if it is what they want to do or what they choose to do then that is their choice, not the government's, theirs.
    • A naked woman's body lay in the middle of the floor.
    • The clothes keep coming off until they are completely naked.
    nude, bare, in the nude, stark naked, having nothing on, stripped, unclothed, undressed
    informal without a stitch on, in one's birthday suit, in the buff, in the raw, in the altogether, buck-naked, butt-naked, mother-naked
  • 1.1(Of an object) without the usual covering or protection: her room was lit by a single naked bulb
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    • ‘It wasn't always like this,’ he said, slumping down in one of the chintzless armchairs underneath a single naked light bulb.
    • Backstage, the children sit in front of naked light bulbs hanging from the ceiling, wiping away the make-up they carefully applied before the performance.
    • Lighting was provided by naked bulbs hanging from wires strung up on the cave walls, and fresh air by ventilation shafts unseen.
    unprotected, uncovered, exposed, unguarded
  • 1.2(Of a tree, plant, or animal) without leaves, hairs, scales, shell, etc.: the twisted trunks and naked branches of the trees
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    • This bit really does look like a forest; it is filled with oak trees whose naked branches seem to scrape the gray sky.
    • The bent branches of naked trees hung dangerously close to the small lake.
    • Hatchlings are almost naked, their eyes are closed, and they are helpless, but they develop rapidly.
    bare, barren, denuded, stripped, uncovered
  • 1.3Exposed to harm; unprotected or vulnerable: John looked naked and defenseless without his glasses
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    • She felt naked, exposed and awfully vulnerable in the forest.
    • A sense of naked vulnerability replaced a sense of security.
    • I feel very naked and exposed without the mask at night.
    vulnerable, helpless, weak, powerless, defenseless, exposed, open to attack



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  • And while it is a crime to lie to Congress and to commit perjury, these acts are prosecuted in such a haphazard and nakedly political fashion that they can hardly serve as much of a deterrent.
  • This doesn't make him different from other politicians - sometimes it's refreshing that the naked self-interest is presented, nakedly.
  • The real truth here is in the nakedly truthful acting, but acting such as this, because it resides in a film with little or no thematic import, amounts to little more than simulation.


Old English nacod, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch naakt and German nackt, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin nudus and Sanskrit nagna.

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