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 nudity on Wikipedia



From nude +‎ -ity. Compare Late Latin nūditās.





nudity (usually uncountable, plural nudities)

  1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being without clothing on the body; specifically, the quality of being without clothing on the genitals.
    Synonyms: nakedness, bareness, nudeness
    In places such as Scandinavia, public nudity is legal.
  2. (countable, rare) Something or someone without clothes.
    Synonym: nude
    • 1809, Wm. Weston, “Remarkable Instance of Propensity to the Savage State”, in The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1807[1], page 906:
      [] he had divested himself of the incumbrance of dress [] and although a nudity, he appeared before numbers of people unabashed, and with an unblushing composure of countenance, which envinces that the sense of shame in him is entirely abolished.

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