adjective, bar·er, bar·est.
verb (used with object), bared, bar·ing.
Origin of bare1
Examples from the Web for bareness
He got up and walked restlessly around the dreadful little room, helpless before its bareness.Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield
The bareness of the big barn-like end is softened by the shadow in which it is seen.Jean Francois Millet|Estelle M. Hurll
Now its bareness lay wrapped in a kindly shadow through which glinted diamond sparks from much-scrubbed tin.Red-Robin|Jane Abbott
He was sick of the bareness and privation of all things connected with his venture, but was steeling himself to hold out.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
The remnants of faded gentility were strangely mixed with bareness and poverty.The Story of Charles Strange, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for bareness (1 of 2)
Word Origin for bare
British Dictionary definitions for bareness (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for bareness (1 of 3)
Old English barian, from bare (adj.). Related: Bared; baring.
Word Origin and History for bareness (2 of 3)
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."