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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 for "intimate":

    close, respondent, cozy

How to pronounce intimate?

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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. Mandy Moore -LRB- @mandymooremm -RRB-:

    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.

  2. Howard Witt:

    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.

  3. James Baldwin:

    The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

  4. Jane Greer:

    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.

  5. Deidre DeJear:

    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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