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Definition of the noun bareness

What does bareness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: barenesses

  1. a bleak and desolate atmosphere
  2. the state of being unclothed and exposed (especially of a part of the body)
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: nakedness / nudeness / nudity = the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
  3. an extreme lack of furnishings or ornamentation
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of bareness: starkness
    • more generic word: plainness = the appearance of being plain and unpretentious

Alternative definition of the noun bareness


  1. The state of being bare.

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Google previewMind of Winter (1989)

Wallace Stevens, Meditation, and Literature by William W. Bevis

Here "bareness" refers to the dull routine of daily existence. The solution to such bareness is the life of the imagination — thought, art, books — in short, dazzle: " fantastic lights filling plain darkness with strange colors." That bored concept of ...

Google previewThe Magazine of Art (1889)

by Marion Harry Spielmann

Its bareness is that of every English cathedral where the choir is shut off for service. The two ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer


Google previewDictionary of Volapük (1889)

Volapük-English, English-Volapük by Marshall William Wood

Bareness. Bath-tub. Bareness : nudikug.

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1848)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

BARENESS. Barbecite, btirTje-ku, s. A bog dressed whole, in the West Indian manner ; — r. a. a term for dressing a whole hog. Barbed, bdVbed, a. part. Famished with armonr; bearded; jagged with hooks or points. Barbed horses, horses ...

Google previewIrish English Dictionary (1904)

by Patrick Stephen Dinneen

scaldedness; bareness, nakedness. Scsttcén, Jun, pl. id., m., an unlledgcd bird. Scstés. See rcotés. ScALpAn, -Am, pl. id., m., a bundle of rods or sticks, often used as a door for cattle sheds, etc; ni rub An rcAtpAn 'omnsean, the ...

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I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness. (Joan Miro)
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Scrabble value of B3A1R1E1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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