nudity

[ noo-di-tee, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu dɪ ti, ˈnyu- /

noun, plural nu·di·ties for 2.

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

Nearby words

  1. nudicaudate,
  2. nudicaul,
  3. nudie,
  4. nudism,
  5. nudist,
  6. nudnik,
  7. nudum pactum,
  8. nudzh,
  9. nueces,
  10. nuer

Origin of nudity

From the Latin word nūditās, dating back to 1605–15. See nude, -ity

Related formssem·i·nu·di·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for nudity

nudity

/ (ˈnjuːdɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or fact of being nude; nakedness
rare a nude figure, esp in art
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Word Origin and History for nudity

nudity

n.

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).

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