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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English naked, from Old English nacod ‎(naked), from Proto-Germanic *nakwadaz, from Proto-Indo-European *negʷ- ‎(naked); see there for the cognates.



naked ‎(comparative more naked, superlative most naked)

  1. Not wearing any clothes.
    She was as naked as the day she was born.
  2. Glib, without decoration, put bluntly.
    This is the naked truth.
    The naked facts lay there on the table, enclosed within the files.
  3. Unprotected; (by extension) without a condom.
    The tendrils of the naked flame stretched into the skies.
    I entered her naked and came in her too.
  4. Uncomfortable; as if missing something important.
    I feel naked without my mobile phone.
  5. Without any additives. Said of food and other consumer products.
  6. (physics) Of a singularity, not hidden within an event horizon and thus capable of being observed from other parts of spacetime.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See nake (verb)




  1. simple past tense and past participle of nake