Antonyms for naked

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ney-kid
Phonetic Transcription : ˈneɪ kɪd

Definition of naked

Origin :
  • Old English nacod "nude, bare; empty," also "not fully clothed," from Proto-Germanic *nakwathaz (cf. Old Frisian nakad, Middle Dutch naket, Dutch naakt, Old High German nackot, German nackt, Old Norse nökkviðr, Old Swedish nakuþer, Gothic naqaþs "naked"), from PIE root *nogw- "naked" (cf. Sanskrit nagna, Hittite nekumant-, Old Persian *nagna-, Greek gymnos, Latin nudus, Lithuanian nuogas, Old Church Slavonic nagu-, Russian nagoi, Old Irish nocht, Welsh noeth "bare, naked"). Related: Nakedly; nakedness. Applied to qualities, actions, etc., from late 14c. (first in "The Cloud of Unknowing"); phrase naked truth is from 1585, in Alexander Montgomerie's "The Cherry and the Slae":
  • Which thou must (though it grieve thee) grantI trumped never a man.But truely told the naked trueth,To men that meld with mee,For neither rigour, nor for rueth,But onely loath to lie.[Montgomerie, 1585]
  • Phrase naked as a jaybird (1943) was earlier naked as a robin (1879, in a Shropshire context); the earliest known comparative based on it was naked as a needle (late 14c.). Naked eye is from 1660s, unnecessary in the world before telescopes and microscopes.
  • adj without covering
  • adj manifest, evident
Example sentences :
  • He was naked save for a linen under shirt and pair of woollen drawers.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In "Lear," Shakespeare was intent on expressing his own disillusion and naked misery.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • The people will see beneath the false pretense the bare, naked facts.
  • Extract from : « Government by the Brewers? » by Adolph Keitel
  • Simba accepted the glasses, but first took a good look with the naked eye.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • His shirt and hand, and even his naked arm, were stained and blotched with blood.
  • Extract from : « Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates » by Howard Pyle
  • The naked flats were very wide, and we sallied out, with the bridge as our guide.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Commerce, better than Charity, feeds the hungry and clothes the naked.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Life's naked brutalities had theretofore been largely out of his ken.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • He slipped the cloak from his shoulders and stood like Lorenzi, lean and naked.
  • Extract from : « Casanova's Homecoming » by Arthur Schnitzler
  • He did so, and returned, "that there was a man sitting upright, as naked as ever he was born."
  • Extract from : « Joseph Andrews Vol. 1 » by Henry Fielding

Synonyms for naked

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