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[noo-di-tee, nyoo-] /ˈnu dɪ ti, ˈnyu-/
noun, plural nudities for 2.
the state or fact of being nude; nakedness.
something nude or naked.
Origin of nudity
1605-15; < Latin nūditās. See nude, -ity
Related forms
seminudity, noun Unabridged
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  • This incident "bared each to each in all the nudity of passion," and it certainly bares the nudity of the author's invention.

  • I was pleased to notice that her nudity did not this time appeal to my doting madness.

    Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
  • Doubtless to those still baffled by its nudity, his music appears thin.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • Meanwhile, architecture is tormented in her struggles to conceal this nudity.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • Sometimes, however, their hands were occupied with their burdens, and their nudity seemed not to trouble them in the least.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
British Dictionary definitions for nudity


noun (pl) -ties
the state or fact of being nude; nakedness
(rare) a nude figure, esp in art
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nudity

1610s, from nude (adj.) + -ity; or else from French nudité "nakedness" (14c.) or directly from Late Latin nuditatem (nominative nuditas) "nakedness," from Latin nudus "naked, bare" (see naked).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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