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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