naturism

noun

na·​tur·​ism ˈnā-chə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce naturism (audio)
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: the worship of the forces of nature
3
: nudism
naturist noun

Examples of naturism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1936, Britain’s short-reigning King Edward VIII and his then-lover Wallis Simpson stripped off and jumped naked into the waters off the Frkanj peninsula, sparking a tradition of naturism that has never left. Mary Novakovich, CNN, 23 Jan. 2023 Christian naturism, popular in the early 20th century, continues to find success in the digital age on online forums. Jeremy Lindenfeld, San Antonio Express-News, 7 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of naturism was in 1847

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“Naturism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/naturism. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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