exposedness

exposed

[ik-spohzd]
adjective
1.
left or being without shelter or protection: The house stood on a windy, exposed cliff.
2.
laid open to view; unconcealed: an exposed king of spades.
3.
susceptible to attack; vulnerable.

Origin:
1620–30; expose + -ed2

exposedness [ik-spoh-zid-nis] , noun
half-exposed, adjective
quasi-exposed, adjective
self-exposed, adjective
semiexposed, adjective
unexposed, adjective
well-exposed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To exposedness
Collins
World English Dictionary
exposed (ɪkˈspəʊzd)
 
adj
1.  not concealed; displayed for viewing
2.  without shelter from the elements
3.  susceptible to attack or criticism; vulnerable
4.  mountaineering (of a climb, pitch, or move) performed on a high, sheer, and unsheltered rock face
 
exposedness
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

expose
late 15c., "to leave without shelter or defense," from M.Fr. exposer "lay open, set forth," from L. exponere "set forth" (see expound), altered by confusion with poser "to place, lay down" (see pose). Related: Exposed; exposes; exposing.

expose
also exposé, "display of discreditable information," 1803, initially as a French word; pp. of Fr. exposer (see expose (v.)). Earliest use was in reference to Napoleon.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature