nude

[nood, nyood]

adjective, nud·er, nud·est.

noun


Origin of nude

1525–35; < Latin nūdus; see naked
Related formsnude·ly, adverbnude·ness, nounsem·i·nude, adjectivesub·nude, adjective

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Synonyms for nude

1. uncovered, undressed, undraped, exposed.

Antonyms for nude

1. covered.

Pronunciation note

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British Dictionary definitions for nudest

nude

adjective

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

noun

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

Word Origin for nude

C16: from Latin nūdus
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Word Origin and History for nudest

nude

n.

"nude figure in visual art," 1708, from French nud, obsolete variant of nu "naked, nude, bare," from Latin nudus (see nude (adj.)).

nude

adj.

1530s, a legal term, "unsupported, not formally attested," from Latin nudus "naked, bare, unclothed, stripped" (see naked). General sense of "mere, plain, simple" attested from 1550s. In reference to the human body, meaning "unclothed," it is an artistic euphemism for naked, dating from 1610s (implied in nudity) but not in common use in this sense until mid-19c.

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