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in the raw

[ raw ]SEE DEFINITION OF in the raw
  • as innaked
  • as inau naturel
  • as inbirthday suit

Synonyms for in the raw

  • bald
  • bare
  • defenseless
  • exposed
  • helpless
  • nude
  • raw
  • au naturel
  • bare-skinned
  • bared
  • barren
  • denuded
  • disrobed
  • divested
  • in birthday suit
  • in dishabille
  • in the altogether
  • in the buff
  • leafless
  • natural
  • open
  • peeled
  • stark-naked
  • stripped
  • threadbare
  • unclad
  • unclothed
  • unconcealed
  • uncovered
  • undraped
  • undressed
  • unprotected
  • unveiled
  • vulnerable
  • without a stitch
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Antonyms for in the raw

  • adorned
  • clothed
  • covered
  • decorated
  • strong
  • hidden
  • private
  • secret
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WORD ORIGIN

Old English hreaw "uncooked, raw," from Proto-Germanic *khrawaz (cf. Old Norse hrar, Danish raa, Old Saxon hra, Middle Dutch rau, Dutch rauw, Old High German hrawer, German roh), from PIE root *kreue- (1) "raw flesh" (cf. Sanskrit kravih "raw flesh," krura- "bloody, raw, hard;" Greek kreas "flesh;" Latin crudus "not cooked," cruor "thick blood;" Old Irish cru, Lithuanian kraujas, Old Church Slavonic kruvi "blood;" Old English hrot "thick fluid, serum").

Meaning "tender, sore" is from late 14c.; of persons, "inexperienced" from 1560s; of weather, "damp and chilly" first recorded 1540s. Related: Rawly; rawness. Raw material is from 1796, with sense of "in a rudimental condition, unfinished." Phrase in the raw "naked" (1921) is from the raw "exposed flesh," attested from 1823. Raw deal "harsh treatment" attested by 1893.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IN THE RAW

au naturel

adjectivewithout clothing
  • bare
  • disrobed
  • exposed
  • in one's birthday suit
  • in the buff
  • in the raw
  • naked
  • naked as a jaybird
  • natural
  • nude
  • stark-naked
  • stripped
  • unclad
  • unclothed
  • undressed
  • without a stitch
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