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Naked ape the human being, especially as viewed from a biological perspective. The Naked Ape was the title of a book (1967) by Desmond Morris.

the naked eye unassisted vision, without a telescope, microscope, or other device.

naked truth the plain truth, perhaps originally with allusion to Horace's nudaque veritas (Odes), or to any of a number of fables in which Truth is shown personified as a naked woman in contrast to the elaborately dressed Falsehood.

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