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bare

bare

 
 
pronunciation:
beIr
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: barer, barest
definition 1: wearing no clothing or covering; naked.
It's too cold to go outside with bare legs.
synonyms:
naked, nude
antonyms:
clothed, covered
similar words:
stripped, undressed
definition 2: not filled, covered, or decorated; empty.
The walls are bare.
synonyms:
blank, empty, vacant
antonyms:
decorated, furnished
similar words:
austere, basic, naked, plain, severe, void
definition 3: plain; simple.
Just give me the bare facts.
synonyms:
plain
similar words:
basic, cold, downright, fundamental, hard, outright
definition 4: only just enough; mere.
He had the bare essentials for living.
synonyms:
meager, mere, scant
similar words:
deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: bared, bares, baring
definition: to uncover; show.
She bared the cut on her arm for the doctor to treat.
synonyms:
disclose, expose, reveal, uncover
antonyms:
cover
similar words:
open, peel, show, strip, undress
derivation: bareness (n.)
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  • barefoot:
    wearing nothing on the feet.
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