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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 of intimate bosom, buddy-buddy, chummy, close, especial, friendly, inseparable, familiar, inward, near, thick, tightWords Related to intimate 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 of intimate aloof, antisocial, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish, unfriendly, unsociable, withdrawnAntonyms of intimate 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 of intimate behind-the-scenes, confidential, esoteric, hushed, hush-hush, inside, private, nonpublic, privy, secretWords Related to intimate 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 of intimate 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 of intimate 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 of intimate alter ego, amigo, buddy, chum, compadre, comrade, confidant, confidante, crony, familiar, friend, mate [chiefly British], musketeer, palWords Related to intimate 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 of intimate adversary, antagonist, competitor, opponent, rival; archenemy, nemesisAntonyms of intimate 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 of intimate allude, imply, indicate, infer, insinuate, hint, suggestWords Related to intimate advert, mention, point, refer, signal, signalize, signify; smack (of), smell (of)Near Antonyms of intimate announce, declare, proclaim; elucidate, explain, spell out; delineate, describe

Synonym Discussion of intimate

suggest, imply, hint, intimate, insinuate mean to convey an idea indirectly. suggest may stress putting into the mind by association of ideas, awakening of a desire, or initiating a train of thought.
    • a film title that suggests its subject matter
imply is close to suggest but may indicate a more definite or logical relation of the unexpressed idea to the expressed.
    • measures implying that bankruptcy was imminent
hint implies the use of slight or remote suggestion with a minimum of overt statement.
    • hinted that she might get the job
intimate stresses delicacy of suggestion without connoting any lack of candor.
    • intimates that there is more to the situation than meets the eye
insinuate applies to the conveying of a usually unpleasant idea in a sly underhanded manner.
    • insinuated that there were shady dealings


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