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  Definition of intimate
  1. someone to whom private matters are confided
  2. give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
  3. imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
  4. having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
  5. marked by close aquaintance, association, or familiarity; "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington
  6. thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeaIble about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
  7. having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere; especially through smallness and informality; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
  8. innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"
  9. involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men"
Similar Words: confidant, adumbrate, insinuate, suggest, familiar, intimate with, knowledgeable, knowledgeable about(p), cozy, informal, inner, internal

 

Hyponyms: confidante, repository, secretary, make out

 

Derivational Morphology: confide, insinuation, innuendo, inkling, intimation, glimmering, glimmer, hint, breath, suggestion, prompting

 

Anagrams: Mantinea, Annamite, immanent, meantime

 

 
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