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Meaning & Definition of Intimate in English

English

Intimate

/ɪntəmət/

noun

1. Someone to whom private matters are confided

    synonym:
  • confidant
  • ,
  • intimate

verb

1. Give to understand

  • "I insinuated that i did not like his wife"
    synonym:
  • intimate
  • ,
  • adumbrate
  • ,
  • insinuate

2. Imply as a possibility

  • "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
    synonym:
  • suggest
  • ,
  • intimate

adjective

1. Marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

  • "Intimate friend"
  • "Intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - v.l. parrington
    synonym:
  • intimate

2. Having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

  • "Had a cozy chat"
  • "A relaxed informal manner"
  • "An intimate cocktail lounge"
  • "The small room was cozy and intimate"
    synonym:
  • cozy
  • ,
  • intimate
  • ,
  • informal

3. Having mutual interests or affections

  • Of established friendship
  • "On familiar terms"
  • "Pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
    synonym:
  • familiar
  • ,
  • intimate

4. Involved in a sexual relationship

  • "The intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"
  • "She had been intimate with many men"
  • "He touched her intimate parts"
    synonym:
  • intimate
  • ,
  • sexual

5. Innermost or essential

  • "The inner logic of cubism"
  • "The internal contradictions of the theory"
  • "The intimate structure of matter"
    synonym:
  • inner
  • ,
  • internal
  • ,
  • intimate

6. Thoroughly acquainted through study or experience

  • "This girl, so intimate with nature"-w.h.hudson
  • "Knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- herbert read
    synonym:
  • intimate
  • ,
  • knowledgeable
  • ,
  • versed