Nudities
Nudity Nu"di*ty, n.; pl. {Nudities}. [Cf. F. nudit['e].] 1. The quality or state of being nude; nakedness. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is nude or naked; naked part; undraped or unclothed portion; esp. (Fine Arts), the human figure represented unclothed; any representation of nakedness; -- chiefly used in the plural and in a bad sense. [1913 Webster]

There are no such licenses permitted in poetry any more than in painting, to design and color obscene nudities. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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