intimacy

noun in·ti·ma·cy \ ˈin-tə-mə-sē \

Definition of intimacy

plural intimacies
1 :the state of being intimate :familiarity
2 :something of a personal or private nature

Examples of intimacy in a Sentence

  1. the intimacy of old friends

  2. the intimacy of their relationship

  3. He felt he achieved a certain intimacy with her.

  4. The band liked the intimacy of the nightclub.

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First Known Use of intimacy

1641


INTIMACY Defined for Kids

intimacy

noun in·ti·ma·cy \ ˈin-tə-mə-sē \

Definition of intimacy for Students

plural intimacies
1 :a state marked by emotional closeness
  • the intimacy of old friends
2 :a quality suggesting closeness or warmth
  • the cafe's intimacy
3 :something that is very personal or private
  • They shared little intimacies in their letters.


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