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bare

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1 being this and no more

  • impoverished people who can no longer afford the bare necessities
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3 lacking a usual or natural covering

  • the ground was bare, without a trace of grass
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4 lacking or shed of clothing

  • the toddler liked to run around bare
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in the altogether (or the buff), stark naked

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5 lacking contents that could or should be present

  • the cupboard was bare—not a thing to eat
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blank, clean, devoid, empty, stark, toom [chiefly Scottish], vacant, vacuous, void

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6 utterly lacking in something needed, wanted, or expected

  • the cupboard was bare of baking supplies
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bare, naked, nude, bald, barren mean deprived of naturally or conventionally appropriate covering. bare implies the removal of what is additional, superfluous, ornamental, or dispensable.
    • an apartment with bare walls
naked suggests absence of protective or ornamental covering but may imply a state of nature, of destitution, or of defenselessness.
    • poor half-naked children
nude applies especially to the unclothed human figure.
    • a nude model posing for art students
bald implies actual or seeming absence of natural covering and may suggest a conspicuous bareness.
    • a bald mountain peak
barren often suggests aridity or impoverishment or sterility.
    • barren plains

bare

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to make known (as information previously kept secret)

  • finally bared the secret that she had kept to herself for so long
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bring to light, go public (with), let the cat out of the bag (about), spill the beans (about)

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