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intimate1

in·ti·mate1

intimate1

 
 
pronunciation:
In t miht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by a very warm friendship or very close personal relationship.
Wanting a small wedding, they invited only family members and intimate friends.
synonyms:
affectionate, bosom, dear, familiar, warm
antonyms:
casual, cold
similar words:
chummy, close, cozy, fond, friendly, near, special, tight
definition 2: characterized by a thorough acquaintance or detailed familiarity.
The astronauts must have an intimate understanding of the functioning of their equipment.
synonyms:
close, detailed, profound, sound, thorough, thoroughgoing
antonyms:
casual, superficial
similar words:
deep, exacting, familiar, incisive, penetrating, personal, searching
definition 3: having to do with one's deepest nature or essence; inmost; intrinsic.
The psychologist helped her patient understand his most intimate drives.
synonyms:
deepest, inmost, innermost
similar words:
deep-seated, essential, fundamental, ingrained, inherent, innate, interior, internal, intrinsic
definition 4: very personal or private.
He kept his most intimate thoughts to himself.
synonyms:
confidential, personal, private, secret
similar words:
bosom, one-on-one, privy, tete-a-tete
definition 5: of two people, being in a sexual relationship.
The police asked her if she and this man were intimate.
antonyms:
nonsexual
similar words:
amorous
definition 6: suggesting or characterized by closeness, privacy, warmth, or friendliness.
They loved the intimate atmosphere of this lovely country inn.
synonyms:
cozy, snug
antonyms:
casual
similar words:
comfy, warm
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a very close friend or personal associate.
She had only told her intimates of these plans.
synonyms:
chum, confidant, crony, mate
antonyms:
stranger
similar words:
alter ego, buddy, companion, comrade, familiar, friend, pal, partner, sidekick, soul mate
derivations: intimately (adv.), intimateness (n.)
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