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English adjective: intimate

1. intimate marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

SamplesIntimate friend.
Intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles.


Antonymsdistant, remote

2. intimate having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

SamplesHad a cozy chat.
A relaxed informal manner.
An intimate cocktail lounge.
The small room was cozy and intimate.

Synonymscozy, informal



3. intimate having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship

SamplesOn familiar terms.
Pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders.



Antonymsdistant, remote

4. intimate involved in a sexual relationship

SamplesThe intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife.
She had been intimate with many men.
He touched her intimate parts.




5. intimate innermost or essential

SamplesThe inner logic of Cubism.
The internal contradictions of the theory.
The intimate structure of matter.

Synonymsinner, internal

Similarintrinsic, intrinsical


6. intimate thoroughly acquainted through study or experience

SamplesThis girl, so intimate with nature.
Knowledgeable about the technique of painting.

Synonymsknowledgeable, versed

Similarexperienced, experient

Antonymsinexperienced, inexperient

English noun: intimate

1. intimate (person) someone to whom private matters are confided


Broader (hypernym)friend

Narrower (hyponym)confidante, repository, secretary

English verb: intimate

1. intimate (communication) give to understand

SamplesI insinuated that I did not like his wife.

ExamplesThey intimate that there was a traffic accident

Synonymsadumbrate, insinuate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)hint, suggest

2. intimate (communication) imply as a possibility

SamplesThe evidence suggests a need for more clarification.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)imply

Narrower (hyponym)make out

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