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Definition of "intimacy" []

  • The condition of being intimate. (noun)
  • An instance of being intimate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intimacy" in a sentence
  • "We cannot understand each other, except in a rough and ready way; we cannot reveal ourselves, even when we want to; what we call intimacy is only a makeshift; perfect knowledge is an illusion."
  • "In an effort to allay their anxieties, these spouses establish a regime of control in which intimacy is confused with surveillance."
  • "Dr. Ornich advises, "Anything that can create a sense of intimacy is healing; whether it is making love, whether it is by expressing love in other ways, anything that can enhance intimacy is healing.""