un·​clad ˌən-ˈklad How to pronounce unclad (audio)
: not clothed or covered : not clad : naked
Over the left shoulder and across the otherwise unclad breast of the aged diplomatist glistened a patent leather belt …Joseph Conrad
… a large foldout color photograph of an unclad young lady …Bill Davidson

Examples of unclad in a Sentence

drawings and sculptures of the unclad human figure
Recent Examples on the Web But many people would be mortified to be caught unclad in public. Ian Gilligan, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Apr. 2023 Brown didn't mind standing in between the shirt unclad pros. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 6 Nov. 2019 An unclad man bows before a large white circle on one of Andres Mario de Varona’s black-and-white pictures, which hint at religious ritual. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 28 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unclad was in the 15th century

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“Unclad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclad. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: not clothed : undressed, naked

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