1. a feeling of being intimate and belonging together

their closeness grew as the night wore on

Syn: ↑intimacy
Derivationally related forms: ↑close
Hypernyms: ↑belonging
Hyponyms: ↑togetherness
2. the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
Syn: ↑stuffiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑stuffy (for: ↑stuffiness)
Hypernyms: ↑quality
3. the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance

the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action

Syn: ↑nearness
Ant: ↑farness (for: ↑nearness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑close, ↑near (for: ↑nearness)
Hypernyms: ↑distance
Hyponyms: ↑proximity, ↑propinquity, ↑adjacency, ↑contiguity, ↑contiguousness
4. extreme stinginess
Derivationally related forms:
Hypernyms: ↑stinginess
Hyponyms: ↑pettiness, ↑littleness, ↑smallness, ↑miserliness
5. characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
Syn: ↑secretiveness
Ant: ↑openness
Derivationally related forms: ↑secretive (for: ↑secretiveness), ↑close
Hypernyms: ↑unsociability, ↑unsociableness
Hyponyms: ↑furtiveness, ↑sneakiness, ↑stealthiness
6. close or warm friendship

the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy

Syn: ↑familiarity, ↑intimacy
Derivationally related forms: ↑familiar (for: ↑familiarity)
Hypernyms: ↑friendliness

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