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[noo-di-tee, nyoo-] /ˈnu dɪ ti, ˈnyu-/
noun, plural nudities for 2.
the state or fact of being nude; nakedness.
something nude or naked.
Origin of nudity
From the Latin word nūditās, dating back to 1605-15. See nude, -ity
Related forms
seminudity, noun Unabridged
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  • The little girls were no better off than the boys; all were nearly in a state of nudity.

    My Bondage and My Freedom Frederick Douglass
  • I recognized my wife in this star of nudity; more than that, she recognized me.

  • I was pleased to notice that her nudity did not this time appeal to my doting madness.

    Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
  • Meanwhile, architecture is tormented in her struggles to conceal this nudity.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • They were ranged in a semicircle, all nearly in a state of nudity, waiting to be sold.

    Black Ivory R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for nudity


noun (pl) -ties
the state or fact of being nude; nakedness
(rare) a nude figure, esp in art
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nudity

1610s, from nude (adj.) + -ity; or else from French nudité "nakedness" (14c.) or directly from Late Latin nuditatem (nominative nuditas) "nakedness," from Latin nudus "naked, bare" (see naked).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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