un·​clothed | \ ˌən-ˈklōt͟hd \

Definition of unclothed

: not clothed

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Examples of unclothed in a Sentence

Police found the victim's unclothed body in the woods. an artist's drawings of clothed and unclothed figures

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Intern doesn’t have the proper pass to be with the president, clothed or unclothed? Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky and the Starr Report’s aspirations as literary bodice ripper," 26 Jan. 2018 He, the essayist, presents himself unshielded by meter and rhyme, unclothed by the fabrications of dazzling tale telling. Joseph Epstein, WSJ, "‘Essayism’ Review: Tell Me a Bit (Less) About Yourself," 30 Nov. 2018 While his subjects were just as often unclothed, leather wear appeared frequently in Mapplethorpe’s photographic world — for example, in his iconic X Portfolio — as a symbol of both sensuality and subversion. Alex Tudela, New York Times, "This Season’s Leather Pieces, Inspired by ’80s New York," 20 Apr. 2018 Her unclothed buttocks would have been visible to the suspect.’’ Silent Observer disseminated a surveillance image of the suspect to area media four days later; the calls started coming in. John Hogan, Detroit Free Press, "Grandville 'potty peeper' admits to peering over bathroom stall at Meijer," 18 Apr. 2018 The tour was attended by some 160 unclothed people, with the event sold out in under two days. Deutsche Welle, USA TODAY, "In a first for the French capital, Paris museum opens its doors to nudists," 5 May 2018 Brandon Devon Woods was charged with two counts of taking pictures of someone who was unclothed, according to authorities. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Southfield man accused of taking photos of women in dressing room," 5 July 2018 Former wrestlers have said Ohio State's locker room showers and sauna attracted faculty members and others who were interested in seeing the wrestlers unclothed. Elise Viebeck, chicagotribune.com, "'It's false': Jim Jordan slams accusers amid multiple reports he ignored sex abuse at Ohio State," 7 July 2018 Former wrestlers have said Ohio State’s locker room showers and sauna attracted faculty members and others who were interested in seeing the wrestlers unclothed. Elise Viebeck, Washington Post, "‘It’s false’: Rep. Jim Jordan slams accusers amid accusations he ignored sexual abuse at Ohio State," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of unclothed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unclothed

formal : not wearing clothes


un·​clothed | \ ˌən-ˈklōt͟hd \

Kids Definition of unclothed

: not wearing or covered with clothes

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