Definitions

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  • adj. Without clothes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. unclothed. Opposite of clothed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. possessing no clothing

Etymologies

clothes +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Africa, for that village by the tobaccoless husbands of the clothesless wives.

    Travels in West Africa

  • He was as sure as ever that Barber would not only put a stop to all baths if he discovered they were being taken (on the ground that they used up too much soap), but the longshoreman might go further, and administer punishment which would be particularly trying -- with Johnnie in a clothesless condition.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy

  • In the rainy season the clothesless children go to fetch water under a large leaf, which opens exactly as does a sheet of note-paper, and under this same sort of covering the grown people carry their wares.

    Insulinde: Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago

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    Rational Review

  • So in other words, nudity is being clothesless with a purpose and therefore feels, to me at least, more deliberate and empowered, whereas nakedness is sort of unintentional, and therefore more careless or even vulnerable.

    Bookslut

  • They were happiest dashing off into the unknown—their diaries are filled with accounts of momentous discoveries made after enduring punishing hardships: getting lost, eating raw vulture flesh, trekking through rain forests shoeless and clothesless, being sucked into whirlpools for hours on end, fending off rabid buffalo attacks, falling with their horses into hippopotamus wallows, having all their hair eaten by rats while sleeping and negotiating with armed, xenophobic natives ready to stone foreigners for trespassing on their sacred farmland.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Because we don’t have millions of Americans who cannot buy clothes at any price, or risk finding themselves clothesless should they ever lose their jobs.

    Matthew Yglesias » Give ‘Em Enough Rope

  • The ladies are impatient for their new clothes; the gentlemen half wild for want of tobacco; and things coming to a crisis, they make inquiries for the trader down the road, one village to another, and then, if it is found that a village has killed the trader, and stolen all his goods, there is naturally a big palaver, and things are made extremely hot, even for equatorial Africa, for that village by the tobaccoless husbands of the clothesless wives.

    Travels in West Africa

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