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 of closeness secrecy, secretivenessWords Related to closeness confidentiality, privacy; discreetness, discretion, prudence; circumspection, wariness; reserve, reticence, silence, taciturnity; furtiveness, shiftiness, slyness, sneakiness, underhandedness; concealment, covertness, stealth, subterfugeNear Antonyms of closeness 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 of closeness cheapness, cheeseparing, parsimony, miserliness, niggardliness, penny-pinching, penuriousness, pinching, stinginess, tightfistedness, tightnessWords Related to closeness conserving, economizing, economy, frugality, husbandry, providence, scrimping, skimping, thrift; conservation, saving; husbanding, managingNear Antonyms of closeness 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 of closeness accuracy, accurateness, precision, delicacy, exactitude, exactness, fineness, nicety, perfection, preciseness, rigor, rigorousness, ultraprecision, veracityWords Related to closeness correctness, fidelity, rightness, strictness, truth; definiteness, definitiveness, definitude, determinacy; nicety, subtlety; care, carefulness, fastidiousness, meticulousness, persnicketinessNear Antonyms of closeness approximation, roundness; falseness, falsity, incorrectness, wrongness; carelessness, guesswork, looseness; indefiniteness, vaguenessAntonyms of closeness 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 of closeness belonging, chumminess, familiarity, inseparability, intimacy, nearnessWords Related to closeness 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 of closeness aloofness, coldness, coolness, remoteness, reserveAntonyms of closeness distance

  5. 5 the state or condition of being near we were surprised by the closeness of everything to our downtown loft Synonyms of closeness adjacency, proximity, contiguity, immediacy, nearness, propinquity, vicinityWords Related to closeness abutment, juxtapositionAntonyms of closeness 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 of closeness carefulness, care, conscientiousness, heed, heedfulness, meticulosity, meticulousness, pains, scrupulousnessWords Related to closeness advertence, advertency, attention, concentration, focus, observance, observation; alertness, mindfulness, vigilance, watchfulness; dutifulness, irreproachability, irreproachableness, punctiliousness, responsibility; bother, effort, painstaking, trouble; exactness, particularity, precisionNear Antonyms of closeness inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inobservanceAntonyms of closeness heedlessness, inattentiveness, negligence

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