a state of undress

formal
a state of not wearing any clothes, or wearing very few clothes

She found him in a state of undress.


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  • (a) state of undress — a state of undress formal phrase a state of not wearing any clothes, or wearing very few clothes She found him in a state of undress. Thesaurus: not wearing clothes or a particular type of clothessynonym to remove clothes and not wear… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in a state of undress — she waltzed in while I was in a state of undress Syn: naked, (in the) nude, bare, stripped, unclothed, undressed, unclad; informal in one s birthday suit, in the raw, in the buff, au naturel, buck naked, butt naked, mother naked …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • in a state of undress — NAKED, (in the) nude, bare, stripped, unclothed, undressed, in a state of nature; informal in one s birthday suit, in the raw, in the buff, in the nuddy; Brit. informal starkers. → undress …   Useful english dictionary

  • undress — [[t]ʌ̱ndre̱s[/t]] undresses, undressing, undressed 1) VERB When you undress or undress someone, you take off your clothes or someone else s clothes. She went out, leaving Rachel to undress and have her shower... [V n] She undressed the child… …   English dictionary

  • undress — un|dress1 [ ʌn dres ] verb intransitive or transitive to remove your clothes or to remove someone else s clothes: She undressed the children and got them into their pajamas. undress un|dress 2 [ ʌn dres ] noun a state of undress FORMAL a state of …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • undress — /un dres /, v., undressed or undrest, undressing, n., adj. v.t. 1. to take the clothes off (a person); disrobe. 2. to remove the dressing from (a wound, sore, etc.). 3. to strip or divest of or as if of a covering; expose: to undress a pretense.… …   Universalium

  • undress — un|dress1 [ʌnˈdres] v [I and T] ↑vest, ↑undershirt to take your clothes off, or take someone else s clothes off ▪ Matt undressed and got into bed. ▪ Joe still needs an adult to undress him. undress 2 undress2 n [U] formal when you are wearing few …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • undress — I UK [ʌnˈdres] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms undress : present tense I/you/we/they undress he/she/it undresses present participle undressing past tense undressed past participle undressed to remove your clothes, or to remove… …   English dictionary

  • undress — verb he undressed and got into bed in a state of undress Syn: strip (off), disrobe, take off one s clothes, peel down …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • undress — (v.) 1590s, to shed one s clothing, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + DRESS (Cf. dress) (v.). Transferred sense of to strip off (someone s) clothing is recorded from 1610s. The noun meaning state of partial or incomplete dress is attested from 1680s.… …   Etymology dictionary

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