Synonyms for nakedness
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : ney-kid|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈneɪ kɪd|
Définition of nakednessOrigin :
- 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.
- noun nudity
- And as for cold and nakedness, they are evils introduced by luxury and custom.
- Extract from : « Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2 » by Henry Fielding
- Lorenzi stood before him, splendid in his nakedness like a young god.
- Extract from : « Casanova's Homecoming » by Arthur Schnitzler
- Since then the ivy has grown over them to hide their nakedness.
- Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
- He had uncovered his nakedness—the nakedness of his soul itself.
- Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
- He had covered his nakedness with an ill-fitting fatigue suit.
- Extract from : « The Martian Cabal » by Roman Frederick Starzl
- I was petrified; for these words shewed me my danger in all its nakedness.
- Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- Often had I seen them thus before—but never in the nakedness of passion.
- Extract from : « St. Cuthbert's » by Robert E. Knowles
- Such a return to the nakedness of the brute must be retrograde.
- Extract from : « Diderot and the Encyclopdists » by John Morley
- Waves of heat crept like ghost fires across the nakedness of the scene.
- Extract from : « Erik Dorn » by Ben Hecht
- Ukhat exposed her breast, revealed her nakedness, took off her clothing.
- Extract from : « The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria » by Morris Jastrow
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