intimate


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Synonyms for intimate

Synonyms for intimate

very closely associated

characterized by a close and thorough acquaintance

of, relating to, or arising from one's mental or spiritual being

indicating intimacy and mutual trust

a person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts

to convey an idea by indirect, subtle means

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someone to whom private matters are confided

give to understand

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imply as a possibility

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marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

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having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

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having mutual interests or affections

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involved in a sexual relationship

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innermost or essential

thoroughly acquainted through study or experience

References in classic literature ?
Miss Bingley told me," said Jane, "that he never speaks much, unless among his intimate acquaintances.
Be it so; I will not appear in the matter, but I shall intimate my will to Madame.
Thirteen years had passed away since Lady Elliot's death, and they were still near neighbours and intimate friends, and one remained a widower, the other a widow.
It is equally unnecessary to state to what a degree that whole cathedral was familiar to him, after so long and so intimate a cohabitation.
The men who set the tone in conversation- Count Rostopchin, Prince Yuri Dolgorukov, Valuev, Count Markov, and Prince Vyazemski- did not show themselves at the Club, but met in private houses in intimate circles, and the Moscovites who took their opinions from others- Ilya Rostov among them- remained for a while without any definite opinion on the subject of the war and without leaders.
That intimate friend of Dryden, Tillatson, Pope, who executed a copy of the actor's portrait by Kneller which is still extant, was worthy of their friendship; his career brings out the best elements in stage life.
I shall do my best to dissuade her from any further or more intimate intercourse with you.
Michael was for growing restless at such searching examination, but Daughtry, in the midst of feeling out the lines and build of the thighs and hocks, paused and took Michael's tail in his magic fingers, exploring the muscles among which it rooted, pressing and prodding the adjacent spinal column from which it sprang, and twisting it about in a most daringly intimate way.
How came it that so sorry a specimen of a man should be so intimate with Monsieur Stangerson?
The families of the Levins and the Shtcherbatskys were old, noble Moscow families, and had always been on intimate and friendly terms.
Did you ever, Muster Gashford,' whispered Dennis, with a horrible kind of admiration, such as that with which a cannibal might regard his intimate friend, when hungry,--'did you ever--and here he drew still closer to his ear, and fenced his mouth with both his open bands--'see such a throat as his?
There was something so very agreeable in being so intimate with such a waistcoat; in being called Tom, in such an intimate way, by such a voice; in being on such off-hand terms so soon, with such a pair of whiskers; that Tom was uncommonly pleased with himself.
The young gentelman smiled, as if to intimate that the latter fragments of discourse were playfully ironical; and finished the beer as he did so.
de Chevreuse, who told it to two or three of her intimates, that, yielding to his vocation, he had retired into a convent--only into which, nobody knew.
He was like the child queen who, when the great joke was explained to her, said coldly, "We are not amused," and, I assure you, it is a humiliating thing to perform before an infant who intimates, after giving you ample time to make your points, that he is not amused.