Definition of naked adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    naked

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈneɪkəd//
     
     
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  1. 1not wearing any clothes synonym bare a naked body naked shoulders They often wandered around the house stark naked (= completely naked). They found him half naked and bleeding to death. The prisoners were stripped naked. see also buck naked
  2. 2 [usually before noun] without the usual covering synonym bare a naked light a naked sword Mice are born naked (= without fur).
  3. 3[only before noun] (of emotions, attitudes, etc.) expressed strongly and not hidden naked aggression the naked truth
  4. 4[not usually before noun] unable to protect yourself from being harmed, criticized, etc. synonym helpless He still felt naked and drained after his ordeal.
  5. Idioms
    the naked eye
     
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    the normal power of your eyes without the help of an instrument The planet should be visible with/to the naked eye.
 
adverb nakedly aggressive
 
noun [uncountable] She pulled the sheet higher to cover her nakedness.
Which Word?naked / bareBoth these words can be used to mean “not covered with clothes” and are frequently used with the following nouns:
naked ~bare ~
bodyfeet
man/womanarms
flamewalls
aggressionbranches
fearessentials
Naked is more often used to describe a person or their body and bare usually describes a part of the body. Bare can also describe other things with nothing on them:bare walls a bare hillside. Naked can mean “without a protective covering”:a naked sword Bare can also mean “just enough”:the bare minimum. Naked can be used to talk about strong feelings that are not hidden:naked fear.Note also the idiom:(visible) with/to the naked eye
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: naked

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