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intimate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of intimate

  1. 1 closely acquainted <intimate friends who can practically finish each other's sentences> Synonyms bosom, buddy-buddy, chummy, close, especial, friendly, inseparable, familiar, inward, near, thick, tightRelated Words clannish, close-knit, tight-knit; affable, boon, companionable, convivial, cordial, genial, gracious, hearty; gregarious, sociable, social; comfortable, cozy, easy, snug; amicable, neighborly; confidential, secretive; adoring, affectionate, dear, devoted, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted, warmNear Antonyms aloof, antisocial, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish, unfriendly, unsociable, withdrawnAntonyms distant

  2. 2 not known or meant to be known by the general populace <they broke up after she shared intimate information with all 500 of her closest friends> Synonyms behind-the-scenes, confidential, esoteric, hushed, hush-hush, inside, private, nonpublic, privy, secretRelated Words classified, restricted, top secret; silent, unadvertised, unannounced, undisclosed, unmentioned, unsaid, untold; clandestine, closet, collusive, conspiratorial, covert; furtive, hugger-mugger, occult, sneak, sneaking, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover, underground, underhand, underhanded; personal; closeted, concealed, hidden; repressed, silenced, stifled, suppressed; backstage, offscreen, offstageNear Antonyms well-known; advertised, aired, announced, blazed, broadcast, declared, disclosed, divulged, enunciated, heralded, proclaimed, professed, promulgated, publicized, published, reported, spotlighted; general, popular, prevailing, vulgar; current, prevalent, rife, widespread; communal, sharedAntonyms common, open, public


intimate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of intimate

  1. a person who has a strong liking for and trust in another <usually quite aloof in public, he's actually quite relaxed with his intimates> Synonyms alter ego, amigo, buddy, chum, compadre, comrade, confidant, confidante, crony, familiar, friend, mate [chiefly British], musketeer, palRelated Words acquaintance; associate, cohort, colleague, companion, fellow, hearty, hobnobber, partner, peer, sport; blood brother, brother, main man, sister; abettor (also abetter), accomplice, ally, collaborator, confederate; pen pal; benefactor, supporter, sympathizer, well-wisher; friendlyNear Antonyms adversary, antagonist, competitor, opponent, rival; archenemy, nemesisAntonyms enemy, foe


intimate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of intimate

  1. to convey an idea indirectly <trying to intimate that there was more going on than anyone knew> Synonyms allude, imply, indicate, infer, insinuate, hint, suggestRelated Words advert, mention, point, refer, signal, signalize, signify; smack (of), smell (of)Near Antonyms announce, declare, proclaim; elucidate, explain, spell out; delineate, describe


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