intimacy


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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 ?
Knightley, "of this great intimacy between Emma and Harriet Smith, but I think it a bad thing.
Perhaps the men she carried had asked her to do too much, had stretched beyond breaking-point the enduring faithfulness which seems wrought and hammered into that assemblage of iron ribs and plating, of wood and steel and canvas and wire, which goes to the making of a ship - a complete creation endowed with character, individuality, qualities and defects, by men whose hands launch her upon the water, and that other men shall learn to know with an intimacy surpassing the intimacy of man with man, to love with a love nearly as great as that of man for woman, and often as blind in its infatuated disregard of defects.
In 1809 the intimacy between "the world's two arbiters," as Napoleon and Alexander were called, was such that when Napoleon declared war on Austria a Russian corps crossed the frontier to co-operate with our old enemy Bonaparte against our old ally the Emperor of Austria, and in court circles the possibility of marriage between Napoleon and one of Alexander's sisters was spoken of.
James Morland, before she remembered that her eldest brother had lately formed an intimacy with a young man of his own college, of the name of Thorpe; and that he had spent the last week of the Christmas vacation with his family, near London.
For her kindred, should the tidings ever reach them, and for the companions of her unspotted life, there remained nothing but the contagion of her dishonour; which would not fail to be distributed in strict accordance arid proportion with the intimacy and sacredness of their previous relationship.
Some mothers might have encouraged the intimacy from motives of interest, for Edward Ferrars was the eldest son of a man who had died very rich; and some might have repressed it from motives of prudence, for, except a trifling sum, the whole of his fortune depended on the will of his mother.
Not a day passed, in that dangerous intimacy of teacher and pupil, in which my hand was not close to Miss Fairlie's; my cheek, as we bent together over her sketch-book, almost touching hers.
It has been delightful to me to watch his advances towards intimacy, especially to observe his altered manner in consequence of my repressing by the cool dignity of my deportment his insolent approach to direct familiarity.
A conversation usually ripened into a peculiar sort of intimacy, and it was extraordinary how many little services Van Tromp contrived to render in the course of six-and-thirty hours.
Elizabeth could never address her without feeling that all the comfort of intimacy was over, and though determined not to slacken as a correspondent, it was for the sake of what had been, rather than what was.
As the father had no female friends to trouble him, he was asked to join the Monsons--the intimacy fully warranting the step.
I know no harm of Charles Maddox; but the excessive intimacy which must spring from his being admitted among us in this manner is highly objectionable, the more than intimacy--the familiarity.