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Definitions of intimate

  1. give to understand; " I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
  2. very close in friendship or affection; " a bosom buddy"; " an intimate friendship"
  3. someone to whom private matters are confided
  4. 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"
  5. innermost or essential; " the inner logic of Cubism"; " the internal contradictions of the theory"; " the intimate structure of matter"
  6. imply as a possibility; " The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"
  7. having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; " on familiar terms"; " pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
  8. closely interconnected or interrelated; " the intimate relations... beween economics, politics, and legal principles"- V. L. Parrington
  9. thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience; " this girl, so intimate with nature"- W. H. Hudson; " knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
  10. indicating knowledge of personal details that only a close confidant could have; " an intimate biography"; " intimate details of their relationship"
  11. showing profound and detailed knowledge and understanding as from long study; " an intimate knowledge of criminal law"
  12. involved in a sexual relationship; " the intimate ( or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; " she had been intimate with many men"
  13. marked by close aquaintance, association, or familiarity; " intimate friend"; " intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V. L. Parrington
  14. thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience; " this girl, so intimate with nature"- W. H. Hudson; " knowledgeaIble about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
  15. Innermost; inward; internal; deep- seated; hearty.
  16. Near; close; direct; thorough; complete.
  17. Close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar; confidential; as, an intimate friend.
  18. An intimate friend or associate; a confidant.
  19. To announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known.
  20. To suggest obscurely or indirectly; to refer to remotely; to give slight notice of; to hint; as, he intimated his intention of resigning his office.
  21. Close in friendship; well acquainted; familiar; confidential.
  22. To suggest indirectly; make known.
  23. A close friend.
  24. Innermost: internal: close: closely acquainted: familiar.
  25. A familiar friend: an associate.
  26. INTIMATELY.
  27. To hint: to announce.
  28. A familiar associate.
  29. Internal; close; familiar.
  30. Intimacy.
  31. Intimation.
  32. To hint; suggest; point out.
  33. To make known indirectly; hint.
  34. Close; confidential, as friends.
  35. A confidential, as friend.
  36. Inward; internal; near; close; close in friendship or acquaintance.
  37. A familiar friend or associate.
  38. To hint; to suggest obscurely; to announce.
  39. Close in friendship; familiar.
  40. A familiar or confidential friend.
  41. To suggest obscurely or indirectly; to hint or mention briefly; to give a short or slight notice of; to announce.
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Quotes of intimate

  1. I find Jesus my confidant and companion, brother and savior; our relationship is intimate vulnerable, demanding yet comfortable and reassuring. – Malcolm Boyd
  2. In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment. – E. L. Doctorow
  3. There is a very intimate connection between hypnotic phenomena and religion. – Havelock Ellis
  4. The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition. – Sigmund Freud
  5. Every phenomenon of nature was a word, - the sign, symbol and pledge of a new, mysterious, inexpressible but all the more intimate union, participation and community of divine energies and ideas. – Johann G. Hamann
  6. Even though money seems such an objective topic, it can also be the most intimate and possibly harmful, part of a relationship. – Christie Hefner
  7. My most intimate secrets? Well, if I told you those they wouldn't be secrets now, would they? Seriously though I don't have too many secrets. I'm a very open and honest person, sometimes too honest for my own good. – Paul Kane
  8. This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers: they treat the text as a part of themselves, as a possession. – Ryszard Kapuscinski
  9. As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary lines the human organism, in the most intimate recesses of its being, manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension. – Jacques Lacan
  10. Considering that the blessed life we so long for consists in an intimate and true love of God Our Creator and Lord, which binds and obliges us all to a sincere love. – Ignatius Loyola
  11. If I were assigned poems I suppose I'd write more of them but it is entirely voluntary and for the most part ignored in the market sense of the word so the language to me is most intimate most important, most sublime and most satisfying when it gets done. – Thomas Lynch
  12. There have been some medical schools in which somewhere along the assembly line, a faculty member has informed the students, not so much by what he said but by what he did, that there is an intimate relation between curing and caring. – Ashley Montagu
  13. Film is a very intimate medium. – David Morse
  14. In the most intimate hidden and innermost ground of the soul, God is always essentially, actively, and substantially present. Here the soul possesses everything by grace which God possesses by nature. – Johannes Tauler

Usage examples for intimate

  1. That's an idea worthy of an American, I admit; but if I don't do it I'll have to give it up entirely, which, as you intimate would be too bad. – The Pursuit of the House-Boat by John Kendrick Bangs
  2. Silverbridge and I have been very intimate – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  3. It was after this that Harcourt and Miss Baker became so intimate – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  4. He called upon her most intimate friends- they didn't know she was absent. – Divers Women by Pansy and Mrs. C.M. Livingston
  5. There she is; and I ask you, would my brother Rowsley let his wife be intimate with her? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. Are there any but intimate family friends here this evening? – Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor by Thomas L. Masson (Editor)
  7. It was easy to imagine that Cut Finger was the guilty one, and yet to think of him was to think of his son's intimate friend. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  8. The fact is, that Cruikshank, though on intimate terms with many of the Staff, would never allow himself to be persuaded to draw for its pages. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  9. True virtue, indeed, appears more glorious the more it is seen, and a really good man's life is never so much admired by the outside world as by his own intimate friends. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  10. They felt themselves in close and intimate touch with him. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. " " I am not on intimate terms with him," said James. – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  12. I have not been very intimate with those. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. We soon became intimate – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. I spent an hour with her; we are not intimate friends, like young girls, we are mere acquaintances. – Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood) by Marie Bashkirtseff
  15. He is one of my most intimate friends. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  16. They were, of course, intimate with each other. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  17. He had been my father's most intimate friend. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
  18. You have no intimate friends, but you go sometimes into society. – Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. Had she not felt this even from the very beginning of their intimate acquaintance? – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  20. An intimate personal book. – George Bernard Shaw by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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