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intimate

noun

1 intimate

Someone to whom private matters are confided.

synonym: confidant.

Roget 890: friend, friend of one's bosom; alter ego; best friend, bosom friend, soulmate, fast friend; amicus [Lat.]; usque ad aras [Lat.]; fidus Achates [Lat.]; persona grata.    acquaintance, neighbor, next-door neighbor, ... show more

Dutch: praatpaal, vertrouweling



verb

1 intimate

Give to understand.

synonyms: adumbrate, insinuate.

Roget 527: tell; inform, inform of; acquaint, acquaint with; impart, impart to; make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken; transmit.    ... show more

Dutch: insinueren

2 intimate

Imply as a possibility.

synonym: suggest.

adjective

1 intimate

Marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity.

Roget 197: near, nigh; close at hand, near at hand; close, neighboring; bordering upon, contiguous, adjacent, adjoining; proximate, proximal; at hand, ... show more

2 intimate

Concerning things deeply private and personal:
— Intimate correspondence.

synonym: private.

3 intimate

Having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere:
— An intimate cocktail lounge.
— The small room was cozy and intimate.

synonyms: cozy, informal.

4 intimate

Having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship:
— Pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders.

synonym: familiar.

Roget 888: friendly; amicable, amical; well-affected, unhostile, neighborly, brotherly, fraternal, sympathetic, harmonious, hearty, cordial, warm-hearted.    friends with, ... show more

5 intimate

Used euphemistically to refer to the genitals.

6 intimate

Involved in a sexual relationship:
— The intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife.
— She had been intimate with many men.

synonym: sexual.

Polish: konfidencjonalny, poufaƂy, familiarny

7 intimate

Innermost or essential:
— The intimate structure of matter.

synonyms: inner, internal.

Polish: intymny

8 intimate

Thoroughly acquainted through study or experience:
— This girl, so intimate with nature.

synonyms: knowledgeable, versed.


Moby thesaurus: absolute, acquaintance, acquainted with, adumbrate, advocate, affectionate, allegorize, allied, allude to, alter ego, amigo, anonymous, approaching, approximate, approximating, arm-in-arm, assembled, associate, associated, assume ... show more.

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