Intimacy



[in-tuh-muh-see] /ˈɪn tə mə si/

noun, plural intimacies.
1.
the state of being .
2.
a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person or group.
3.
a close association with or detailed knowledge or deep understanding of a place, subject, period of history, etc.:
an intimacy with Japan.
4.
an act or expression serving as a token of familiarity, affection, or the like:
to allow the intimacy of using first names.
5.
an amorously familiar act; liberty.
6.
sexual intercourse.
7.
the quality of being comfortable, warm, or familiar:
the intimacy of the room.
8.
privacy, especially as suitable to the telling of a secret:
in the intimacy of his studio.
/ˈɪntɪməsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
close or warm friendship or understanding; personal relationship
2.
(often pl) (euphemistic) sexual relations
n.

1640s, from intimate + -cy. As a euphemism for “sexual intercourse,” from 1670s.

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