exposed

[ ik-spohzd ]
/ ɪkˈspoʊzd /

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.

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Origin of exposed

First recorded in 1620–30; expose + -ed2

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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
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