[noo-di-tee, nyoo-]

noun, plural nu·di·ties for 2.

the state or fact of being nude; nakedness.
something nude or naked.

Origin of nudity

From the Latin word nūditās, dating back to 1605–15. See nude, -ity
Related formssem·i·nu·di·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for nudity

bareness, undress, nudism, naturism

Examples from the Web for nudity

Contemporary Examples of nudity

Historical Examples of nudity

  • The little girls were no better off than the boys; all were nearly in a state of nudity.

    My Bondage and My Freedom

    Frederick Douglass

  • I recognized my wife in this star of nudity; more than that, she recognized me.

  • I was pleased to notice that her nudity did not this time appeal to my doting madness.

  • Meanwhile, architecture is tormented in her struggles to conceal this nudity.

  • They were ranged in a semicircle, all nearly in a state of nudity, waiting to be sold.

    Black Ivory

    R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for nudity


noun plural -ties

the state or fact of being nude; nakedness
rare a nude figure, esp in art
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

Word Origin and History for nudity

1610s, from nude (adj.) + -ity; or else from French nudité "nakedness" (14c.) or directly from Late Latin nuditatem (nominative nuditas) "nakedness," from Latin nudus "naked, bare" (see naked).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper