What does intimacy mean?
Definitions for intimacy
ˈɪn tə mə siin·ti·ma·cy
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word intimacy.
familiarity, intimacy, closenessnoun
close or warm friendship
"the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"
affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amournoun
a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
"their closeness grew as the night wore on"
feeling or atmosphere of closeness and openness towards someone else, not necessarily involving sexuality
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from intimate.
It is in our power to confine our friendships, and intimacies to men of virtue. John Rogers, Sermons.
An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Although an intimate relationship is commonly a sexual relationship, it may also be a non-sexual relationship involving family, friends, or acquaintances.Emotional intimacy involves feelings of closeness, relatedness, and vulnerability. This concept has been proven to be an essential aspect for a healthy relationship. Once deeper feelings of liking or loving one or more people arise, it may result in physical intimacy. However, emotional intimacy may or may not be present in physical intimacy depending on the depth of the relationship. Physical intimacy is characterized by romantic love, sexual activity, or other passionate attachment. These relationships play a central role in the overall human experience. Humans have a general desire to belong and to love, which is usually satisfied within an intimate relationship. Such relationships allow a social network for people to form strong emotional attachments.
the state of being intimate; close familiarity or association; nearness in friendship
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.
Submitted by JP03 on October 30, 2014
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The numerical value of intimacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of intimacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of intimacy in a Sentence
We had an immediate kind of intimacy, we’re both probably introverts in a very similar way. And he has two children and that has been awesome. I’ve really learned a lot about myself through his kids. It’s been really rewarding.
I regret to say that we of the F.B.I. are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.
Many physical relationships and friendships are first started online before they move offline. In other words, online, we are constantly talking to strangers, it is easy to feel a false sense of intimacy through online relationships. It is important to 'trust but verify,' and have a healthy level of caution both in one's interactions online and in the physical realm.
Yes, yuck. He has this gross handshake, he goes to shake your hand and with his index finger kind of rubs the inside of your wrist. He’s trying to do some kind of seductive intimacy move. You pull your hand away and goyuck.
What I found fascinating was how the intimacy is brought into the car through the long conversations between the characters.
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- intimitatCatalan, Valencian
- στενή σχέση, οικειότηταGreek
- kuneco, intimecoEsperanto
- صمیمیت, نزدیکیPersian
- läheinen suhdeFinnish
- 親密, 親交Japanese
- 친교, 親交, 친밀함Korean
- близость, интимностьRussian
- tình thân mậtVietnamese
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