adjective, bar·er, bar·est.
verb (used with object), bared, bar·ing.
Origin of bare1
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Examples from the Web for bareness
Historical Examples of bareness
And he liked East Wellmouth, bareness and bleakness and lonesomeness and all.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
No doubt this is a partial explanation of the bareness of American politics.A Preface to Politics
That was a sort of pity for the incompleteness of her mother's life; the bareness of it.Mary Ware's Promised Land
Annie Fellows Johnston
The little white-curtained room was bareness and neatness itself.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
She found that the sitting-room lacked the bareness of dormitory rooms.Hester's Counterpart
Jean K. Baird
Word Origin for bare
Old English barian, from bare (adj.). Related: Bared; baring.
Old English bær "naked, uncovered, unclothed," from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (cf. German bar, Old Norse berr, Dutch baar), from PIE *bhosos (cf. Armenian bok "naked;" Old Church Slavonic bosu, Lithuanian basas "barefoot"). Meaning "sheer, absolute" (c.1200) is from the notion of "complete in itself."