Nudity
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]


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  • nudity — (n.) 1610s, from NUDE (Cf. nude) (adj.) + ITY (Cf. ity); or else from Fr. nudité nakedness (14c.) or directly from L.L. nuditatem (nom. nuditas) nakedness, from L. nudus naked, bare (see NAKED (Cf. naked)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nudity — [n] nakedness bareness, birthday suit*, natural state, naturism, nudism, the buff*, the nude, the raw*, undress; concept 453 …   New thesaurus

  • nudity — [no͞o′də tē, nyo͞o′də tē] n. [Fr nudité < L nuditas] 1. the state, quality, or fact of being nude; nakedness 2. pl. nudities a nude figure, as in art …   English World dictionary

  • Nudity — A group of naturists on a nude beach Nude and Naked redirect here. For other uses, see Nude (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • nudity — [[t]nju͟ːdɪti, AM nu͟ː [/t]] N UNCOUNT Nudity is the state of wearing no clothes. ...constant nudity and bad language on TV. Syn: nakedness …   English dictionary

  • nudity — nu|di|ty [ˈnju:dıti US ˈnu: ] n [U] the state of not wearing any clothes ▪ The play contains scenes of nudity …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nudity — nu|di|ty [ nudəti ] noun uncount the condition of not wearing clothes, or of not covering a part of the body that is traditionally covered when you are in public: partial/full nudity …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nudity — noun there was one brief moment of nudity Syn: nakedness, bareness, state of undress, undress; informal one s birthday suit …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • nudity — UK [ˈnjuːdətɪ] / US [ˈnudətɪ] noun [uncountable] the condition of not wearing clothes, or of not covering a part of the body that is traditionally covered when you are in public partial/full nudity …   English dictionary

  • nudity — nude ► ADJECTIVE ▪ wearing no clothes. ► NOUN ▪ a naked human figure as a subject in art or photography. DERIVATIVES nudity noun. ORIGIN Latin nudus plain, explicit …   English terms dictionary

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