someone to whom private matters are confided
marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity
"intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington
cozy, intimate, informal(adj)
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
"had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship
"on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
involved in a sexual relationship
"the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men"; "he touched her intimate parts"
inner, internal, intimate(adj)
innermost or essential
"the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"
intimate, knowledgeable, versed(verb)
thoroughly acquainted through study or experience
"this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
intimate, adumbrate, insinuate(verb)
give to understand
"I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
imply as a possibility
"The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Advert, mention, and refer are used of language that more or less distinctly utters a certain thought; the others of language from which it may be inferred. We allude to a matter slightly, perhaps by a word or phrase, as it were in byplay; we advert to it when we turn from our path to treat it; we refer to it by any clear utterance that distinctly turns the mind or attention to it; as, marginal figures refer to a parallel passage; we mention a thing by explicit word, as by naming it. The speaker adverted to the recent disturbances and the remissness of certain public officers; tho he mentioned no name, it was easy to see to whom he alluded. One may hint at a thing in a friendly way, but what is insinuated is always unfavorable, generally both hostile and cowardly. One may indicate his wishes, intimate his plans, imply his opinion, signify his will, suggest a course of action. Compare SUGGESTION.
The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.
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How to use intimate in a sentence?
It's been over a decade since I've hit the road but I am thrilled to put together an intimate, elevated evening of new and old tunes, performed with a superb group of musicians( in fact some are my nearest and dearest), i want the show to have threads of what the writing and recording process was like with this band, almost like you've been invited in our living room for an inside glimpse.
The addition of Marc Short, a senior Trump Administration official with intimate knowledge of interactions between White House and Congress, deepens our scholarly inquiries into the workings of the American presidency. And Marc Short presence reinforces our commitment to nonpartisan and bipartisan dialogue among scholars and practitioners of good will who may nevertheless hold strongly opposing personal political viewpoints, moreover, Marc Short can offer insights into the Trump Administration that are not currently available to our scholars or the public at large.
The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
If you’re mutually enjoying more sex, than it will make you both happier, but remember that it comes down to both people wanting to be intimate that often.
We're not just doing town halls, we're giving Maya Harris an opportunity to meet Iowans to hear more of their stories and hear more of their most intimate details about what's going on in their lives.
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- íntimCatalan, Valencian
- vertraut, innig, intimGerman
- intima, intimiEsperanto
- isiklik, lähedane sõber, intiimne, lähedaneEstonian
- läheinen ystävä, henkilökohtainen, antaa, intiimi, tuttu, ymmärtääFinnish
- bizalmas, intimHungarian
- biancheria intima, personale, proprio, privato, amico per la pelle, intimo, strettoItalian
- tuvs, intīms, personisksLatvian
- privat, intim, fortrolig, personligNorwegian
- innig, suggereren, laten doorschemerenDutch
- bliski, zasugerować, osobisty, intymny, sugerowaćPolish
- íntimo, pessoalPortuguese
- личный, интимный, близкийRussian
- antyda, intimSwedish
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