Dictionary.com

exposed

[ ik-spohzd ]
/ ɪkˈspoʊzd /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: exposed / exposedness on Thesaurus.com

adjective
left or being without shelter or protection: The house stood on a windy, exposed cliff.
laid open to view; unconcealed: an exposed king of spades.
susceptible to attack; vulnerable.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of exposed

First recorded in1620–30; expose + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM exposed

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use exposed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for exposed

exposed
/ (ɪkˈspəʊzd) /

adjective
not concealed; displayed for viewing
without shelter from the elements
susceptible to attack or criticism; vulnerable
mountaineering (of a climb, pitch, or move) performed on a high, sheer, and unsheltered rock face

Derived forms of exposed

exposedness (ɪkˈspəʊzɪdnɪs), noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK