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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nakedness, nudity, nudenessnoun

    the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind

Wiktionary

  1. nuditynoun

    The state or quality of being without clothing on the body; specifically, the quality of being without clothing on the genitals or female nipples.

    In places such as Scandinavia, public nudity is legal.

  2. nuditynoun

    Something or someone without clothes.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nuditynoun

    Naked parts.

    Etymology: nudité, Fr. nudus, Latin.

    There are no such licences permitted in poetry any more than in painting, to design and colour obscene nudities. Dryd.

Wikipedia

  1. Nudity

    Nudity is the state of being in which a human is without clothing.The loss of body hair was one of the physical characteristics that marked the biological evolution of modern humans from their hominin ancestors. Adaptations related to hairlessness contributed to the increase in brain size, bipedalism, and the variation in human skin color. While estimates vary, for at least 90,000 years anatomically modern humans were naked. The invention of clothing was part of the transition from being not only anatomically but behaviorally modern. With the rise of civilizations, clothing became part of non-verbal communications, indicating a person's social status and individuality, thus the lack of clothing could be a sign of low status. However, through much of history until the late modern period, people might be unclothed by necessity or convenience when engaged in labor and athletics; or when bathing or swimming. Such functional nudity occurred in groups that were usually but not always segregated by sex. In ancient religions, deities were often depicted as perfect naked humans. Indigenous peoples in tropical climates used clothing for decorative or ceremonial purposes but were often nude, having neither the need to protect the body from the elements nor any concept of sexual shame. The association between nudity and shame is unique to followers of Abrahamic religions. The spread of Western concepts of modest dress was part of colonialism. Social norms regarding nudity vary widely, reflecting cultural ambiguity towards the body and sexuality, and differing conceptions of what constitutes public versus private spaces. Norms relating to nudity are different for men than they are for women. In many societies, both ancient and contemporary, children might be naked until the beginning of puberty. Individuals may intentionally violate norms relating to nudity; those without power may use nudity as a form of protest, and those with power may impose nakedness on others as a form of punishment. While the majority of societies require clothing in most situations, others recognize non-sexual nudity as being appropriate for some recreational, social or celebratory activities, and appreciate nudity in the arts as representing positive values. Societies such as Japan and Finland maintain traditions of communal nudity based upon the use of baths and saunas that provided alternatives to sexualization. Some societies and groups continue to disapprove of nudity not only in public but also in private based upon religious beliefs. Norms are codified to varying degrees by laws defining proper dress and indecent exposure.

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  1. nudity

    Nudity is the state of being without clothing or covering of any sort on the body, especially the state of not wearing any clothes. It often refers to being completely or partially bare-skinned, which exposes an individual's body parts that are traditionally concealed by clothing in public contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nuditynoun

    the quality or state of being nude; nakedness

  2. Nuditynoun

    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

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. nudit.]

Wikidata

  1. Nudity

    Nudity or nakedness is the state of wearing no clothing. The wearing of clothing is exclusively a human characteristic. The amount of clothing worn depends on functional considerations and social considerations. In some situations the minimum amount of clothing or no clothing at all may be socially acceptable, while in others much more clothing is expected.

Entomology

  1. Nudity

    the state of being naked or bare of vestiture.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nudity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nudity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of nudity in a Sentence

  1. Paulina Porizkova:

    'Put on your clothes, grandma. Hungry for attention, are you? A little desperate here? You’re pathetic,' why is sexiness and nudity applauded in a woman’s youth and reviled in her maturity? Because of men.

  2. Salahuddin Ayubi:

    If you want to destroy any nation without war, make adultery and nudity common in the young generation.

  3. Micky Morrison:

    But even my 12-year-old son doesn't hesitate to undress in front of me. I figure that he will one day, and that's OK, perhaps one day he will avert his eyes or become uncomfortable with my nudity as well. And that's OK, too.

  4. David Uslan:

    They are not fans of sex and nudity, or sex and violence, filmmakers have to take those cultural sensitivities into account.

  5. Francis Lawrence:

    I had... a lot of insecurities when it came to sexuality and nudity and my body and I've just been carrying them around for years.

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