naturism

noun
na·​tur·​ism | \ ˈnā-chə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce naturism (audio) \

Definition of naturism

2 : the worship of the forces of nature
3 : nudism

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Other Words from naturism

naturist \ ˈnā-​chə-​rist How to pronounce naturist (audio) \ noun

Examples of naturism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The end of the world has never been quite so simple a mythos for women, likely because most of us know that when social structures crack and shatter, what happens isn’t an instant reversion to muscular state-of-naturism. Laurie Penny, Wired, "This Is Not the Apocalypse You Were Looking For," 30 Mar. 2020 That might seem like a steep estimate, but naturism does seem to be gaining steam in France. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Parisian Nudists Get Designated Area to Frolic “au Naturel”," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of naturism

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 8 Aug. 2020.

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