HyperDic: intimacy

English > 3 senses of the word intimacy:
NOUNattributeintimacy, familiarity, closenessclose or warm friendship
stateintimacy, affair, affaire, liaison, involvement, amoura usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
feelingintimacy, closenessa feeling of being intimate and belonging together
intimacy > pronunciation
Soundsih'ntahmahsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > intimacy: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningClose or warm friendship.
Example"the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"
Synonymsfamiliarity, closeness
BroaderfriendlinessA friendly disposition
Spanishconfianza, familiaridad, franqueza, intimidad
Catalanconfiança, familiaritat, franquesa, intimitat
Adjectivesincestuousresembling incest as by excessive intimacy
English > intimacy: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship.
Synonymsaffair, affaire, liaison, involvement, amour
Broadersexual relationshipA relationship involving sexual intimacy
Spanishaffaire, amorío, amor, amour, asunto, aventura, enlace, implicación, intimidad, lío amoroso
Catalanafer amorós, amour, aventura
English > intimacy: 3 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningA feeling of being intimate and belonging together.
Synonymcloseness
Narrowertogethernessaffectionate closeness / closeness
Broaderbelonginghappiness felt in a secure relationship
Spanishcercanía, intimidad, proximidad
Catalanintimitat, proximitat

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