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nudity

[noo-di-tee, nyoo-] /ˈnu dɪ ti, ˈnyu-/
noun, plural nudities for 2.
1.
the state or fact of being nude; nakedness.
2.
something nude or naked.
Origin of nudity
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin nūditās. See nude, -ity
Related forms
seminudity, noun
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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.

  • The little girls were no better off than the boys; all were nearly in a state of nudity.

    My Bondage and My Freedom Frederick Douglass
  • Doubtless to those still baffled by its nudity, his music appears thin.

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

    Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
  • 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

nudity

/ˈnjuːdɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or fact of being nude; nakedness
2.
(rare) a nude figure, esp in art
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Word Origin and History for nudity
n.

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).

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