[ nood, nyood ]
/ nud, nyud /

Usage alert

adjective, nud·er, nud·est.


Origin of nude

1525–35; < Latin nūdus; see naked

Related forms

nude·ly, adverbnude·ness, nounsem·i·nude, adjectivesub·nude, adjective

Pronunciation note

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British Dictionary definitions for nudest


/ (njuːd) /


completely unclothed; undressed
having no covering; bare; exposed
  1. lacking some essential legal requirement, esp supporting evidence
  2. (of a contract, agreement, etc) made without consideration and void unless under seal


the state of being naked (esp in the phrase in the nude)
a naked figure, esp in painting, sculpture, etc

Derived Forms

nudely, adverbnudeness, noun

Word Origin for nude

C16: from Latin nūdus
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