naturism

naturist

[ney-cher-ist]
noun
1.
a person who appreciates the beauty and benefits of nature.
2.
a nudist.

Origin:
1675–85; nature + -ist

naturism, noun

naturalist, naturist, nudist.
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naturism (ˈneɪtʃəˌrɪzəm)
 
n
another name for nudism
 
'naturist
 
n, —adj

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naturism

the practice of going without clothes, generally for reasons of health or comfort. Nudism is a social practice in which the sexes interact freely but commonly without engaging in sexual activities

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