The state to be bare
- a bleak and desolate atmosphere
- the state of being unclothed and subjected (especially of a part of your body)
- an extreme insufficient furnishings or ornamentation
- their state of being bare.
very early 15c., from bare (adj.) + -ness.
(letter.) Their state of being bare.
Its chief characteristic is the bareness and aridity of its surface; one-third of the whole desert, and of the remainder only a small proportion is suited to settled life, owing to its scanty water-supply and uncertain rainfall.