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Synonyms for intimacy
ˈɪn tə mə siin·ti·ma·cy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intimacy

    Acquaintance between persons supposes that each knows the other; we may know a public man by his writings or speeches, and by sight, but can not claim acquaintance unless he personally knows us. There may be pleasant acquaintance with little companionship; and conversely, much companionship with little acquaintance, as between busy clerks at adjoining desks. So there may be association in business without intimacy or friendship. Acquaintance admits of many degrees, from a slight or passing to a familiar or intimate acquaintance; but acquaintance unmodified commonly signifies less than familiarity or intimacy. As regards persons, familiarity is becoming restricted to the undesirable sense, as in the proverb, "Familiarity breeds contempt;" hence, in personal relations, the word intimacy, which refers to mutual knowledge of thought and feeling, is now uniformly preferred. Friendship includes acquaintance with some degree of intimacy, and ordinarily companionship, though in a wider sense friendship may exist between those who have never met, but know each other only by word and deed. Acquaintance does not involve friendship, for one may be well acquainted with an enemy. Fellowship involves not merely acquaintance and companionship, but sympathy as well. There may be much friendship without much fellowship, as between those whose homes or pursuits are far apart. There may be pleasant fellowship which does not reach the fulness of friendship. Compare ATTACHMENT; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE. As regards studies, pursuits, etc., acquaintance is less than familiarity, which supposes minute knowledge of particulars, arising often from long experience or association.

    Synonyms:
    acquaintance, association, companionship, experience, familiarity, fellowship, friendship, knowledge

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, ignoring, inexperience, unfamiliarity

    Preposition:
    Acquaintance with a subject; of one person with another; between persons.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. familiarity, intimacy, closenessnoun

    close or warm friendship

    "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"

    Synonyms:
    conversance, affaire, conversancy, parsimoniousness, amour, impropriety, casualness, meanness, liberty, niggardliness, liaison, closeness, nearness, affair, involvement, acquaintance, familiarity, tightfistedness, secretiveness, minginess, stuffiness, tightness, indecorum, niggardness, parsimony

  2. affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amournoun

    a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

    Synonyms:
    affaire, social function, engagement, amour, involution, participation, function, matter, affair, inter-group communication, liaison, thing, occasion, involvement, familiarity, social occasion, link, closeness, contact, interest

  3. closeness, intimacynoun

    a feeling of being intimate and belonging together

    "their closeness grew as the night wore on"

    Synonyms:
    affaire, nearness, parsimoniousness, amour, stuffiness, affair, niggardliness, liaison, closeness, tightfistedness, involvement, familiarity, secretiveness, minginess, tightness, meanness, niggardness, parsimony

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intimacynoun

    Synonyms:
    familiarity, fellowship, friendship, close acquaintance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "intimacy":

    privacy, closeness

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How to use intimacy in a sentence?

  1. H.W. Mann:

    Love. Honesty leads to trust. Trust leads to commitment. Commitment leads to security. Security leads to intimacy. Intimacy leads to love. Love is an expression of God.

  2. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Apologizing is a concrete action that deepens trust, respect and intimacy

  3. Kathleen Norris:

    Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state.

  4. Thomas Szasz:

    The many faces of intimacy: the Victorians could experience it through correspondence, but not through cohabitation; contemporary men and women can experience it through fornication, but not through friendship.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    After the extended period of heat and dry weather, comes the first rain shower of the season creating an exquisite eloquent fragrance in the air - an earthy sweet smell that permeates and floats all around us, refreshing and rejuvenating our lives. I love that powerful seductive scent - emanating from the long awaited sensual union of soft and gentle rain drops with dry and thirsty waiting ground, instantaneously instigating an intense intimacy in the air. This elegant enchanting fragrance is called "Petrichor"; a composite word from Greek language, where "Petra" means ‘the stone’, and "Ichor" means 'the fluid that flows in the veins of the Gods' per Greek Mythology. In my view, Petrichor is the most elegant and divine perfume that must be a gift from Supreme Power to us. If my life were a perfume, I would surely like her to smell like Petrichor, that exquisite earthy fragrance after the first rain.

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