bare (adj.)
worthless, wretched; or: barefaced, shameless
1H4 III.ii.13[King Henry to Prince Hal, of Hal's behaviour] Such poor, such bare, such lewd, such mean attempts
Cor V.i.20[Cominius to all] It was a bare petition
Ven.188[Venus to Adonis] What bare excuses maks't thou to be gone!
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