Definitions for intimacyˈɪn tə mə si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ti•ma•cyˈɪn tə mə si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. the state of being intimate.

  2. a close, familiar, and affectionate personal relationship.

  3. a close association with or deep understanding of a place, subject, etc.

  4. an act or expression serving as a token of familiarity or affection:

    the intimacy of using first names.

  5. a sexual liberty.

  6. privacy, esp. as suitable to the telling of a secret:

    in the intimacy of his studio.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. familiarity, intimacy, closeness(noun)

    close or warm friendship

    "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"

  2. affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amour(noun)

    a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

  3. closeness, intimacy(noun)

    a feeling of being intimate and belonging together

    "their closeness grew as the night wore on"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. intimacy(noun)ˈɪn tə mə si

    the state of being intimate

    There was an intimacy between them.; in the intimacy of your own home

  2. intimacyˈɪn tə mə si

    sexual activity

    ***people who are afraid of sexual intimacy


  1. intimacy(Noun)

    feeling or atmosphere of closeness and openness towards someone else, not necessarily involving sexuality

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intimacy(noun)

    the state of being intimate; close familiarity or association; nearness in friendship

Editors Contribution

  1. intimacy

    The state of allowing the sharing of ones personal self in any manner; physical, sexual, emotional, behavioral, beliefs etc.

    As she related her story she felt a sense of intimacy with the group.

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the quality of being intimate.

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