Synonyms of 'bare'
unclothed: used esp. of a part of the bodyHe seemed unaware that he was bare.
They stripped him naked.
I was lying naked on a sheet of black plastic.
a picture of some nude men sitting in a sauna
We are not allowed to perform nude on stage.
exposed, , ,
Skin cancer is most likely to occur on exposed parts of the body.
undressed, , ,
Fifteen minutes later he was undressed and in bed.
in the raw (informal), , ,
buck naked (slang), ,
without a stitch on (informal),
in the bare scud (Scottish, slang),
naked as the day you were born (informal)
without the natural, conventional, or usual coveringbare wooden floors
She's shunned Armani for a simple blouse and jeans.
the extremely basic hotel room
wearing her felt hats and severe grey suits
a plain grey stone house, distinguished by its unspoilt simplicity
Her dress was plain, but it hung well on her.
the stark, white, characterless fireplace in the drawing room
The church was austere and simple.
The room is typically simple and unadorned.
The full unvarnished truth about the Duke should be made public.
lacking appropriate furnishings, etc.a bare, draughty interviewing room
My life was hectic but empty before I met him.
wanting, , ,
I feel as if something important is wanting in my life.
a deserted town
They came upon a vacant house.
Food was scarce and expensive.
the Tibetan landscape of the high barren mountains
an uninhabited island in the North Pacific
The house was unoccupied at the time of the explosion.
So far, what scanty evidence we have points to two subjects.
a bare landscape
simpleReporters were given nothing but the bare facts.
It was plain to me that he was lying.
He wanted more hard evidence.
simple, , , ,
The simple truth is that experts haven't a clue.
It's obvious that he doesn't like me.
This was a patent lie.
He spoke with evident emotion about his ordeal.
The stark truth is that we are paying more now than we ever were.
cases of manifest injustice
The bald truth is that he's just not happy.
He was saying no more than the literal truth.
Although there is no overt hostility, the two groups do not mix much.
just sufficienta bare minimum of forces
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in the sense of austere
severely simple or plainThe church was austere and simple.
in the sense of bald
plain or bluntThe bald truth is that he's just not happy.
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