nudism

noun
nud·​ism | \ ˈnü-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce nudism (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Definition of nudism

: the practice of going nude especially in sexually mixed groups and during periods of time spent at specially secluded places

Other Words from nudism

nudist \ ˈnü-​dist How to pronounce nudism (audio) , ˈnyü-​ \ adjective or noun

Examples of nudism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some Christian critics of nudism, including Mary Lowman of The Christian Working Woman, see the lifestyle as an affront to God. Jeremy Lindenfeld, San Antonio Express-News, 7 July 2022 Some Christian critics of nudism, including Mary Lowman of The Christian Working Woman, see the lifestyle as an affront to God. Jeremy Lindenfeld, San Antonio Express-News, 7 July 2022 Some Christian critics of nudism, including Mary Lowman of The Christian Working Woman, see the lifestyle as an affront to God. Jeremy Lindenfeld, San Antonio Express-News, 7 July 2022 Some Christian critics of nudism, including Mary Lowman of The Christian Working Woman, see the lifestyle as an affront to God. Jeremy Lindenfeld, Chron, 6 July 2022 That may be one explanation for a rise in nudism during lockdown. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, 2 June 2020 As a culture developed in secret, nudism has long struggled with letting the outside world in. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2020 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2019 The Nazis tried to root out nudism, and so did the Communists, briefly. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of nudism

1857, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

4 Aug 2022

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“Nudism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nudism. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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