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Synonyms and Antonyms of closeness

  1. 1 the practice or habit of keeping secrets or keeping one's affairs secret <we tried to penetrate her strange closeness about her domestic life> Synonyms secrecy, secretivenessRelated Words confidentiality, privacy; discreetness, discretion, prudence; circumspection, wariness; reserve, reticence, silence, taciturnity; furtiveness, shiftiness, slyness, sneakiness, underhandedness; concealment, covertness, stealth, subterfugeNear Antonyms candor, frankness, honesty, openness; imprudence, indiscretion

  2. 2 the quality or practice of being overly sparing with money <rebelled against his parents' closeness with his allowance> Synonyms cheapness, cheeseparing, parsimony, miserliness, niggardliness, penny-pinching, penuriousness, pinching, stinginess, tightfistedness, tightnessRelated Words conserving, economizing, economy, frugality, husbandry, providence, scrimping, skimping, thrift; conservation, saving; husbanding, managingNear Antonyms bountifulness, bounty, generosity, largesse (also largess), liberality, openhandedness, openheartedness, philanthropy, unselfishness; extravagance, lavishness; dissipation, improvidence, prodigality, squandering, wastefulness

  3. 3 the quality or state of being very accurate <the body was too decomposed to estimate the time of death with any great closeness> Synonyms accuracy, accurateness, precision, delicacy, exactitude, exactness, fineness, nicety, perfection, preciseness, rigor, rigorousness, ultraprecision, veracityRelated Words correctness, fidelity, rightness, strictness, truth; definiteness, definitiveness, definitude, determinacy; nicety, subtlety; care, carefulness, fastidiousness, meticulousness, persnicketinessNear Antonyms approximation, roundness; falseness, falsity, incorrectness, wrongness; carelessness, guesswork, looseness; indefiniteness, vaguenessAntonyms coarseness, impreciseness, imprecision, inaccuracy, inexactitude, inexactness, roughness

  4. 4 the state of being in a very personal or private relationship <the closeness of their relationship was a matter of intense speculation among their coworkers> Synonyms belonging, chumminess, familiarity, inseparability, intimacy, nearnessRelated Words immediacy; affinity, kinship; commitment, devotedness, devotion; affection, attachment, fondness, love, passion; constancy, faithfulness, fidelity; amity, fellowship, friendship, goodwill; affability, conviviality, cordiality, geniality; mutuality; cliquishness, clubbinessNear Antonyms aloofness, coldness, coolness, remoteness, reserveAntonyms distance

  5. 5 the state or condition of being near <we were surprised by the closeness of everything to our downtown loft> Synonyms adjacency, proximity, contiguity, immediacy, nearness, propinquity, vicinityRelated Words abutment, juxtapositionAntonyms distance, remoteness

  6. 6 strict attentiveness to what one is doing <how much you get out of the sermon will depend on the closeness with which you listen to it> Synonyms carefulness, care, conscientiousness, heed, heedfulness, meticulosity, meticulousness, pains, scrupulousnessRelated Words advertence, advertency, attention, concentration, focus, observance, observation; alertness, mindfulness, vigilance, watchfulness; dutifulness, irreproachability, irreproachableness, punctiliousness, responsibility; bother, effort, painstaking, trouble; exactness, particularity, precisionNear Antonyms inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inobservanceAntonyms heedlessness, inattentiveness, negligence

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