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bare

bare

 
 
pronunciation:
beIr
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: barer, barest
definition 1: lacking clothing or covering; naked.
With her shoulders bare, she felt cold.
synonyms:
naked, nude, unclad, uncovered
antonyms:
clothed, covered
similar words:
exposed, stark-naked, stripped, undressed
definition 2: lacking the usual accessories or contents.
The walls of his apartment were bare.Her refrigerator was bare, so she ordered some take-out food.
synonyms:
blank, empty, vacant
antonyms:
decorated, furnished
similar words:
austere, basic, exposed, naked, plain, severe, stark, unadorned, unembellished, unfinished, unfurnished, unpainted, void
definition 3: unconcealed; undisguised.
He wore an expression of bare disgust.
synonyms:
apparent, naked, obvious, overt, unconcealed, undisguised
antonyms:
concealed, disguised
similar words:
absolute, blatant, conspicuous, downright, glaring, outright, unqualified, utter
definition 4: without qualification; plain.
I just want the bare facts.
synonyms:
absolute, bald, out-and-out, plain, simple, straightforward, unmitigated
similar words:
basic, cold, downright, fundamental, hard, outright, stark, unadorned, unconcealed, undisguised, unembellished
definition 5: only just sufficient; mere.
The family had the bare essentials during the war.
synonyms:
meager, mere, scant, scanty
antonyms:
comfortable
similar words:
deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, marginal, wanting
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bared, bares, baring
definition: to uncover; reveal.
The scar was visible when she bared her legs.He decided to bare his secret to her.
synonyms:
disclose, expose, reveal, uncover
antonyms:
cover
similar words:
denude, disrobe, divulge, open, peel, show, strip, undress, unveil
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derivation: bareness (n.)
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Are you looking for the word bear? Bare and bear sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • barefoot:
    wearing nothing on the feet.
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