Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
In 1979, I moved to England and photographed Joy Division and Bowie and Beefheart. At that time I got images that I felt had that special, well - power is a big word to say - more like intimacy and ambition that outlasted the photo shoot. I felt that they would have a longer life.
Anton Corbijn

Meaning of "intimacy" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF INTIMACY

intimacy  [ˈɪntɪməsɪ] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INTIMACY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Intimacy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INTIMACY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

intimacy

Intimate relationship

An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Physical intimacy is characterized by romantic or passionate attachment or sexual activity. While the term intimate relationship commonly implies the inclusion of a sexual relationship, the term is also used as a euphemism for a relationship that is strictly sexual. Intimate relationships play a central role in the overall human experience. Humans have a general desire to belong and to love, which is usually satisfied within an intimate relationship. These relationships involve feelings of liking or loving one or more people, romance, physical or sexual attraction, sexual relationships, or emotional and personal support between the members. Intimate relationships allow a social network for people to form strong emotional attachments.

Definition of intimacy in the English dictionary

The definition of intimacy in the dictionary is close or warm friendship or understanding; personal relationship. Other definition of intimacy is sexual relations.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INTIMACY


animacy
ˈænɪməsɪ
Christmassy
ˈkrɪsməsɪ
contumacy
ˈkɒntjʊməsɪ
diathermacy
ˌdaɪəˈθɜːməsɪ
diplomacy
dɪˈpləʊməsɪ
docimasy
ˈdɒsɪməsɪ
humusy
ˈhjuːməsɪ
illegitimacy
ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪməsɪ
monochromasy
ˌmɒnəʊˈkrəʊməsɪ
paronomasy
ˌpærəˈnɒməsɪ
pharmacy
ˈfɑːməsɪ
polypharmacy
ˌpɒlɪˈfɑːməsɪ
primacy
ˈpraɪməsɪ
supremacy
sʊˈprɛməsɪ
ultimacy
ˈʌltɪməsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INTIMACY

intima
intimacies
intimae
intimal
intimate
intimately
intimateness
intimation
intime
intimidate
intimidated
intimidating
intimidatingly
intimidation
intimidator
intimidatory
intimism
intimist
intimiste
intimity

WORDS THAT END LIKE INTIMACY

adequacy
advocacy
bureaucracy
conspiracy
delicacy
democracy
dollar diplomacy
efficacy
fallacy
gunboat diplomacy
lacy
legacy
legitimacy
literacy
piracy
privacy
racy
shuttle diplomacy
Tracy
White supremacy

Synonyms and antonyms of intimacy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INTIMACY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «intimacy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of intimacy

Translation of «intimacy» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF INTIMACY

Find out the translation of intimacy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of intimacy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «intimacy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

亲密
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

intimidad
570 millions of speakers

English

intimacy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंतरंगता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العلاقة الحميمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

близость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

intimidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অন্তরঙ্গতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

intimité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keintiman
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Intimität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

親密
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

친밀함
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Intimacy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thân mật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நெருக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जवळीक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

samimiyet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

intimità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

intymność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

близькість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

intimitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οικειότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

intimiteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

intimitet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

intimitet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of intimacy

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INTIMACY»

The term «intimacy» is very widely used and occupies the 23.299 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
90
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «intimacy» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of intimacy
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «intimacy».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INTIMACY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «intimacy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «intimacy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about intimacy

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «INTIMACY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word intimacy.
1
Gary Allan
I love the intimacy of venues like the House of Blues. When everyone is packed in and so close to you, it makes you play differently. It's so much more fun to play because there's so much more high energy in a place like that.
2
Armand Assante
I do not want to act unless I have a a great intimacy with the people I'm working with.
3
Ellen Barkin
But one of the hardest things for me to do was to access anger. I could do it on stage. But when I did it on film it was hard for me. That probably has to do with the intimacy of film. And my own personal issues with expressing anger. So I had to learn how to do that.
4
Harry A. Blackmun
The right of an individual to conduct intimate relationships in the intimacy of his or her own home seems to me to be the heart of the Constitution's protection of privacy.
5
Jane Campion
I didn't like England. I couldn't take the look of the place or the style of friendship. I need more intimacy from people than is considered okay there, and I felt that my personality and my enthusiasms weren't understood. I had to put a big lid on myself.
6
Graydon Carter
Television has the obvious benefits of regularity and intimacy.
7
Barbara Cartland
Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex.
8
Eleanor Clift
If you think of life and death on a continuum, finding the point where it tips is complicated. It cuts across all political lines and gets to the root of our humanity. It requires faith informed by years of intimacy that you're doing what's right for your loved one.
9
Anton Corbijn
In 1979, I moved to England and photographed Joy Division and Bowie and Beefheart. At that time I got images that I felt had that special, well - power is a big word to say - more like intimacy and ambition that outlasted the photo shoot. I felt that they would have a longer life.
10
Clive Davis
After my second marriage failed... I said, 'You know, could I have a relationship with a man? A loving relationship with a man that would involve intimacy?' For a while, before I did get into a relationship, I saw, for a few years, either women or men. And I found that I could be attracted to both.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INTIMACY»

Discover the use of intimacy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to intimacy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Intimacy
'It is the saddest night, for I am leaving and not coming back.
Hanif Kureishi, 2010
2
Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other
In this gentle and compassionate guide, Osho takes his readers step-by-step through what makes people afraid of intimacy, how to encounter those fears and go beyond them, and what they can do to nourish themselves and their relationships to ...
Osho, 2007
3
The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Ch
In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed.
Harriet Lerner, 2009
4
Intimacy: The Essence of True Love
TRUE LOVE IS ATTAINABLE!When you accept the premise that true love is essentially intimacy, you can begin learning and applying basic principles for creating intimate relationships.
Daniel Linder, 2010
5
Intimacy and Solitude
A psychotherapist examines the link between intimacy and solitude, explaining how to move from an enjoyment of being alone to true intimacy and discussing the need for intimacy, relations between men and women, and male and female attitudes ...
Stephanie Dowrick, 1996
6
Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain
But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help. In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it.
William M. Struthers, 2010
7
Sexual Intimacy in Marriage
This is not just another "technical manual" that leaves out the personal dimensions of sexuality.
William Cutrer, 2001
8
Intimacy: Personal Relationships in Modern Societies
Contemporary debates about the breakdown of the family, the changing role of mothers and fathers, the fragility of couple relationships and the significance of friends are discussed through the historical analysis of ideologies and ...
Lynn Jamieson, 1998
9
Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema
Brutal Intimacy is the first book to explore the fascinating films of contemporary France, ranging from mainstream genre spectaculars to arthouse experiments, and from wildly popular hits to films that deliberately alienate the viewer.
Tim Palmer, 2011
10
Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in ...
Using frank descriptions, this book has a warm and friendly tone that will help couples overcome awkwardness in discussing an issue important to all married couples.
Kevin Leman, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INTIMACY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term intimacy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Sex, love, and intimacy | Opinion, News, The Philippine Star …
Since the year began, my friends and I have been reading and talking about the holy trinity of sex, love, and intimacy. But in the end, we agree ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
2
The Building Blocks of Erotic Intimacy | Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.
The result of these fears, regardless of their particular flavor, is a phobia of intimacy that pervades the sex addict's life. In response, he or she ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
Why Are People Paying To Find Intimacy In A Room Full Of Strangers?
Isn't it ironic that the more connected technology makes us, the more isolated many of us feel? Searching for intimacy in the 21st century ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Super Junior: Intimacy among members key to longevity | Inquirer …
Many K-pop stars come and go, with only a handful staying on the scene in the long run. Super Junior is among the rare few who debuted a ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
5
7 Things All Unhappy Couples Do (And What You Should Do Instead)
"Oftentimes it is intimacy that we are seeking with our spouse and anger only serves to push him or her away. Communication is the bridge to ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Agribusiness: Intimacy is the new reality
Customer intimacy is the new reality, and the speed of information flows allows relationships to grow at a pace never seen before. Being closer ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
7
FYI: Sex And Intimacy AREN'T The Same Thing — Here Are 2 …
FYI: Sex And Intimacy AREN'T The Same Thing — Here Are 2 Reasons Why ... Palmer says this "sex-is-intimacy" mentality started when you were younger. «YourTango, Jul 15»
8
Intimacy Intervention: 'Thanks to Menopause, I Don't Turn My …
Are you in need of an intimacy intervention? Just ask Abiola! Dear Abiola, I never thought much about menopause until I was in it. I am 54 and ... «Essence.com, Jul 15»
9
That's Men: The lure and fear of intimacy and how we block it
Intimacy, or the fear of it, raised its head again in the unlikely context of drug-fuelled sex orgies in London. Mark Hennessy reported (July 3rd) ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
10
8 Most Memorable Songs in Les Misérables - Arts Club's triumph of …
8 Most Memorable Songs in Les Misérables - Arts Club's triumph of intimacy. By Vancity Buzz Staff. 8:39 AM PDT, Mon July 13, 2015. Comments. ArtsTheatre. «Vancity Buzz, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Intimacy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/intimacy>. Nov 2019 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z