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in·ti·ma·cy

 (ĭn′tə-mə-sē)
n. pl. in·ti·ma·cies
1. The condition of being intimate.
2. An instance of being intimate.

intimacy

(ˈɪntɪməsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. close or warm friendship or understanding; personal relationship
2. (often plural) euphemistic sexual relations

in•ti•ma•cy

(ˈɪn tə mə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state of being intimate.
2. a close, familiar, and affectionate personal relationship.
3. a close association with or deep understanding of a place, subject, etc.
4. an act or expression serving as a token of familiarity or affection: the intimacy of using first names.
5. a sexual liberty.
6. privacy, esp. as suitable to the telling of a secret: in the intimacy of his studio.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intimacy - close or warm friendshipintimacy - close or warm friendship; "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"
friendliness - a friendly disposition
2.intimacy - a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationshipintimacy - a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
sexual relationship - a relationship involving sexual intimacy
3.intimacy - a feeling of being intimate and belonging togetherintimacy - a feeling of being intimate and belonging together; "their closeness grew as the night wore on"
belonging - happiness felt in a secure relationship; "with his classmates he felt a sense of belonging"
togetherness - affectionate closeness; "togetherness is the new wonder ingredient in marriage"

intimacy

noun
2. sexual intercourse, sex (informal), lovemaking, the other (informal), congress, fucking (taboo slang), screwing (taboo slang), shagging (Brit. taboo slang), sexual relations, sexual act, nookie (slang), copulation, coitus, carnal knowledge, intimate relations, rumpy-pumpy (slang), legover (slang), coition The truth was he did not feel like intimacy with any woman.

intimacy

noun
Translations
ألفَه، مَوَدَّهصداقَه حَميمَه
důvěrné přátelstvídůvěrnost
fortrolig bemærkningfortrolighedintimitet
innilegt sambandnáin vinskapur
dôverné priateľstvo
samimiyetteklifsizlikyakın arkadaşlıkyakın olma

intimacy

[ˈɪntɪməsɪ] N
1. (= closeness) → intimidad f
I read the letter in the intimacy of my bedroomleí la carta en la intimidad de mi habitación
there had never been any sexual intimacy between themnunca habían mantenido relaciones íntimas
the intimacy of his knowledge on the subjectsu profundo conocimiento de la materia
2. intimacies (spoken) → intimidades fpl; (sexual) → intimidad f (física), proximidad f (física)

intimacy

[ˈɪntɪməsi] nintimité f

intimacy

nVertrautheit f, → Intimität f; (euph: = sexual intimacy) → Intimität f; intimacy took place (form euph)es kam zu Intimitäten

intimacy

[ˈɪntɪməsɪ] n (friendship) → intimità; (sexual intimacy) → rapporti mpl intimi

intimate

(ˈintimət) adjective
1. close and affectionate. intimate friends.
2. private or personal. the intimate details of his correspondence.
3. (of knowledge of a subject) deep and thorough.
noun
a close friend.
(-meit) verb
to give information or announce.
ˌintiˈmation (-ˈmei-) noun
ˈintimacy (-məsi) noun
1. the quality of being intimate.
2. close friendship.
ˈintimately (-mət-) adverb

intimacy

n intimidad f
References in classic literature ?
These intimacies quickly became horrible to him, and within the hour began to try to get up courage enough to tell her so, and require that they be discontinued or very considerably modified.
As to the nature of these friendships, which seemed so many to the eye of the superficial observer, they were of various kinds, and while the girl pursued them with enthusiasm and ardor, they left her unsatisfied and heart-hungry; they were never intimacies such as are so readily made by shallow natures.
This privilege of seeing woman eat is the earliest granted of those delicate animal intimacies, the fuller and fuller confiding of which plays not the least important part, and ever such a sweet one, even in a highly transcendental affection.
An approximate nearness of age, a similarity in ways of thinking, a common love of fresh air, and of the rich landscape scenery through which the coach was lumbering along,--these things, together with an indescribable magnetic something, drew us before long into one of those short-lived traveller's intimacies, in which we unbend with the more complacency because the intercourse is by its very nature transient, and makes no implicit demands upon the future.