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    "nude" "naked"

    "nude" "naked"
    Are the meanings of two words exactly the same?

    thanks

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    Re: "nude" "naked"

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    "nude" "naked"
    Are the meanings of two words exactly the same?

    thanks
    Exactly the same.

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    #3

    Re: "nude" "naked"

    Yes, nude and naked mean the same thing, but they certainly are used differently. For example, you might say to somebody, "Don't come in right now. I'm naked." You wouldn't say, "Don't come in right now. I'm nude."


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    Re: "nude" "naked"

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Yes, nude and naked mean the same thing, but they certainly are used differently. For example, you might say to somebody, "Don't come in right now. I'm naked." You wouldn't say, "Don't come in right now. I'm nude."

    May you explain more about the differences in usage.

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    #5

    Re: "nude" "naked"

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    "nude" "naked"
    Are the meanings of two words exactly the same?

    thanks
    Yes and no!

    If you are talking about a human body, then the two are the same thing. But they are not necessarily interchangeable in all circumstances.

    You would say "the naked truth", but never "the nude truth".

    "He walks around in the nude" but "He walks around naked".

    "The room felt naked once all the furniture had gone" but not "the room felt nude...."

    "I feel naked if I go out without my watch on" but not "I feel nude...."

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    #6

    Re: "nude" "naked"

    And while 'nude' = 'in the nude', 'nude' can also be a noun in another context - an artistic model, or the resulting picture: 'She is a nude model' doesn't mean she is a model who is naked all the time; it means she models for paintings of nudes. (The models in Playboy aren't nudes, though they may well be naked.)

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    Re: "nude" "naked"

    I feel naked means lacking what is usually needed in terms of clothing or glasses, whereas nude is bare without the sense of lacking in an undesirable manner.

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