from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition of being intimate.
- n. An instance of being intimate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. feeling or atmosphere of closeness and openness towards someone else, not necessarily involving sexuality
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being intimate; close familiarity or association; nearness in friendship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being intimate; close union or conjunction.
- n. Close familiarity or fellowship; intimate friendship.
- n. Synonyms Familiarity, etc. See acquaintance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
- n. a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
- n. close or warm friendship
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We cannot understand each other, except in a rough and ready way; we cannot reveal ourselves, even when we want to; what we call intimacy is only a makeshift; perfect knowledge is an illusion.
In an effort to allay their anxieties, these spouses establish a regime of control in which intimacy is confused with surveillance.
As couples age, being able to have frank, gentle and non-blaming discussions about sexual intimacy is often the key to maintaining a satisfying sex life.
Dr. Ornich advises, "Anything that can create a sense of intimacy is healing; whether it is making love, whether it is by expressing love in other ways, anything that can enhance intimacy is healing."
It is important to maintain intimacy and actively go against what your critical inner voice is telling you.
There was a certain intimacy present in that small a group that may have been lacking with more participants.
There's a certain intimacy to a concert of a music director and his orchestra, without a soloist present.
Despite the anonymity of most modern travel, or maybe because of it, intimacy is a persistent idea in hospitality.
We are offered up the portrait of a couple who don't confuse long-term love with short-term intimacy, even if they take advantage of grazing outside of their marriage fairly infrequently.
"The experience of being foreign and the need for connection both mark Lahiri's outstanding debut collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, in which intimacy is often the odd consequences of her character's admitting how distant they have become, or always were."