What does intimacy mean?

Definitions for intimacy
ˈɪn tə mə siin·ti·ma·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. familiarity, intimacy, closenessnoun

    close or warm friendship

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

  2. affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amournoun

    a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

  3. closeness, intimacynoun

    a feeling of being intimate and belonging together

    "their closeness grew as the night wore on"


  1. intimacynoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intimacynoun

    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.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 30, 2014  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intimacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intimacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of intimacy in a Sentence

  1. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Share a dance whose melodies are heartbeats and elevate your bond to a place of spiritual intimacy

  2. Karen Bridbord:

    We are forced into the intimacy, not just with spouses, but also with kids or whoever else is in the home.

  3. Phoebe Dynevor:

    It's crazy to me that( an intimacy coordinator) hasn't been there in the past, i've done sex scenes before that I can't believe I did : it was only five or six years ago, but it would not be allowed now.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then

  5. Joe Rodgers:

    In a strange sense, a conversation between a teenage boy and girl from 10 feet apart creates a kind of psychological safe space that some may come to appreciate, lots of teenagers aren't nearly ready for intimacy.

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