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  • n. The wisdom or accumulated knowledge and experience of the lifestyle of being nude. It encompasses naturism and nudism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrines of the Gymnosophists.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrines and practices of the Gymnosophists.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the doctrine of a sect of Hindu philosophers who practiced nudity and asceticism and meditation


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  • Winchester spotlights Needham's perilous research trips, which brought him into contact with Chairman Mao and Zhou Enlai, as well as his colorful non-academic obsessions, including gymnosophy (i.e., nudism), Morris dancing and burnt toast.

    Books on the Brilliantly Disturbed

  • All the inhabitants of this universe that were intelligent enough to understand such things as philosophy and theosophy, not to mention gymnosophy, were aware of their only god’s idiosyncratic on and off existence pattern and had accepted it as perfectly normal.

    A tale about a vacillating god and the troubles it caused


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