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 ?
Since Seth had been a boy in knee trousers there had been a half expressed intimacy between him and the maiden who now for the first time walked beside him.
Pontellier sitting idle, exchanging occasional words, glances or smiles which indicated a certain advanced stage of intimacy and camaraderie.
But an unlucky allusion to his previous remarks on Kearney's attentions to Jessie, and a querulous regret that he had permitted a disruption of their social intimacy, brought such an ominous and frigid opposition, not only from Christie, but even the frivolous Jessie herself, that Carr sank back in a crushed and terrified silence.
The old house creaks again, and makes a vociferous but somewhat unintelligible bellowing in its sooty throat (the big flue, we mean, of its wide chimney), partly in complaint at the rude wind, but rather, as befits their century and a half of hostile intimacy, in tough defiance.
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.
And since in this famous fishery, each mate or headsman, like a Gothic Knight of old, is always accompanied by his boat-steerer or harpooneer, who in certain conjunctures provides him with a fresh lance, when the former one has been badly twisted, or elbowed in the assault; and moreover, as there generally subsists between the two, a close intimacy and friendliness; it is therefore but meet, that in this place we set down who the Pequod's harpooneers were, and to what headsman each of them belonged.
Although Driscoll was a freethinker and Howard a strong and determined Presbyterian, their warm intimacy suffered no impairment in consequence.
It was not only that there was something akin to association and intimacy in drinking next, but there was the fearful joy of meeting her in transit and receiving a cold and disdainful look from her wonderful eyes.
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.
St John, the intimacy which had arisen so naturally and rapidly between me and his sisters did not extend to him.
And so it was: he turned abruptly, hastened into the house again, shut the door behind him; and when I went in a while after to inform them that Earnshaw had come home rabid drunk, ready to pull the whole place about our ears (his ordinary frame of mind in that condition), I saw the quarrel had merely effected a closer intimacy - had broken the outworks of youthful timidity, and enabled them to forsake the disguise of friendship, and confess themselves lovers.
I have it on my conscience to tell you -and I will tell you -- that I am sorry to see how this intimacy is growing.