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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.


Similarclose


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


Similarfriendly


Antonymsunfriendly

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


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


Synonymsfamiliar


Similarclose


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.


Synonymssexual


Similarsexy


Antonymsunsexy

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


Antonymsextrinsic

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


Synonymsconfidant


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.


Synonymssuggest


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)imply


Narrower (hyponym)make out









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