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Synonyms for intimate
ˈɪn təˌmeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confidant, intimate(adj)

    someone to whom private matters are confided

    Synonyms:
    confidant

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly, inexperient, remote, inexperienced, unsexy, distant, extrinsic

  2. intimate(adj)

    marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

    "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington

    Synonyms:
    internal, familiar, knowledgeable, cozy, informal, versed, sexual, inner

    Antonyms:
    distant, unfriendly, unsexy, extrinsic, inexperienced, remote, inexperient

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    internal, familiar, knowledgeable, cozy, loose, informal, versed, cosy, sexual, inner, snug

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly, distant, unsexy, extrinsic, inexperienced, remote, inexperient

  4. familiar, intimate(adj)

    having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship

    "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"

    Synonyms:
    internal, familiar, familiar(p), conversant(p), cozy, informal, knowledgeable, versed, sexual, inner

    Antonyms:
    inexperienced, distant, unsexy, inexperient, remote, extrinsic, unfriendly

  5. intimate, sexual(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    internal, familiar, knowledgeable, cozy, informal, versed, sexual, inner

    Antonyms:
    inexperient, inexperienced, remote, distant, extrinsic, unsexy, unfriendly

  6. inner, internal, intimate(adj)

    innermost or essential

    "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"

    Synonyms:
    national, interior, informal, sexual, privileged, internal, cozy, versed, inner(a), intragroup, inside, familiar, inner, knowledgeable, interior(a), home(a)

    Antonyms:
    unsexy, distant, extrinsic, inexperienced, inexperient, unfriendly, remote

  7. 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

    Synonyms:
    lettered, well-educated, internal, familiar, well-read, knowledgeable, cozy, informal, knowing, versed, sexual, inner, learned

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly, remote, extrinsic, distant, unsexy, inexperienced, inexperient

  8. intimate, adumbrate, insinuate(verb)

    give to understand

    "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"

    Synonyms:
    insinuate, sketch, outline, adumbrate, suggest

    Antonyms:
    inexperient, unsexy, inexperienced, extrinsic, unfriendly, remote, distant

  9. suggest, intimate(verb)

    imply as a possibility

    "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"

    Synonyms:
    propose, indicate, adumbrate, suggest, evoke, insinuate, advise, paint a picture, hint

    Antonyms:
    distant, inexperienced, inexperient, remote, unfriendly, extrinsic, unsexy

Wiktionary

  1. intimate(adjective)

    Closely acquainted; familiar.

    He and his sister deeply valued their intimate relationship as they didn't have much else to live for.

    Synonyms:
    bosom friend, bosom buddy, cater-cousin

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intimate

    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.

    Synonyms:
    advert, allude, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, mention, point, refer, signify, suggest

    Preposition:
    The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intimate(v)

    Synonyms:
    impart, communicate, announce, declare, tell, suggest, hint, insinuate, mention briefly

    Antonyms:
    reserve, repress, withhold, conceal

  2. intimate

    Synonyms:
    close, familiar, exact, nice, near, friendly, conversant

    Antonyms:
    distant, unfamiliar, superficial

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intimate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    near, close

  2. intimate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    familiar, friendly, THICK, hand and glove, hail fellow well met

  3. intimate(n.)

    Synonyms:
    confidant, crony, familiar friend, intimate acquaintance

  4. intimate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    suggest, hint, insinuate, allude to, make allusion to, give an inkling of, glance at, remind of, put in mind of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    close, respondent, cozy

How to pronounce intimate?

Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to use intimate in a sentence?

  1. David Sharp:

    Hunters try to kill the deer with the largest antlers, fishermen tell stories of their biggest catch, and we sensationalize even the act of dieting by hosting reality TV shows such as The Biggest Loser, when we are bombarded with the appeal of getting things bigger or larger, it creates a bit of dissonance that the message for our most intimate choices such as our meals, our plates and our bodies runs opposite to our culture of plenty when considering long-term health and wellness.

  2. Robert Quigley:

    Social distancing, one of the recommended mitigation strategies, may be difficult to implement with some cultures accustomed to intimate contact a handshake, kissing, hugging, and not all public health resources are created equal. The measures of containment, screening, quarantine, isolation may vary from one jurisdiction to another. Italy is the European nation with the greatest number of air connections with China, so it is no surprise that this country has been hit the hardest.

  3. Vasant Shinde:

    They were intimately placed in the burial, so we thought maybe they shared [ a ] very intimate relationship.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Workout should be a celebration not a punishment. It's not about a 6 pack body building, it's about refining and physical culturing. It's not about slimming it's about purifying and evolving. It's romancing your own being getting intimate with yourself, so get intimate with yourself and MickeyMize your life." Spread this message to have refined and more evolved humans.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then.


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