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naked

adjective uk   /ˈneɪ.kɪd/ us  

naked adjective (NOT COVERED)

B2 not covered by clothes: a naked man naked bodies stark naked (= completely naked) US informal buck/butt naked (= completely naked) He was naked to the waist (= not wearing clothes above his waist). The children were half naked (= partly naked). They stripped naked (= took off their clothes) and ran into the lake. Something that is naked does not have its usual covering: a naked flame/light bulb (= one with nothing surrounding or covering it) a naked hillside (= one without trees or plants)
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naked adjective (NOT HIDDEN)

C1 [before noun] A naked feeling or quality is not hidden, although it is bad: naked aggression/greed
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