Synonyms of intimate in English

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intimate1


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adjective

1‘an intimate friend of Picasso's’

SYNONYMS
close, bosom, boon, dear, cherished, familiar, confidential, faithful, constant, devoted, fast, firm, favourite, special
informal chummy, pally, as thick as thieves
ANTONYMS

distant

2‘the hotel has an intimate atmosphere’

SYNONYMS
friendly, warm, welcoming, hospitable, harmonious, relaxed, informal, easy
cosy, comfortable, snug
tête-à-tête
informal comfy
ANTONYMS

formal, cold

3‘they divulged their intimate thoughts’

SYNONYMS
personal, private, confidential, secret
innermost, inmost, inner, inward, deep, deepest, darkest, deep-seated
unspoken, undeclared, undisclosed, unvoiced

4‘he has an intimate knowledge of the coal industry’

SYNONYMS
detailed, thorough, exhaustive, deep, in-depth, profound
experienced, personal, first-hand, direct, immediate
ANTONYMS

scant

5‘he had intimate relations with his friend's wife’

SYNONYMS
sexual, carnal, amorous, amatory, romantic
formal fornicatory

noun

1‘his background was common knowledge among his intimates’

SYNONYMS
close friend, best friend, bosom friend, constant companion, alter ego, confidant, confidante, close associate
informal chum, pal, buddy, crony, sidekick, cully, spar, main man
British informal mate, mucker, china, oppo, butty, bezzie
Northern English informal marrow, marrer, marra
North American, South African informal homeboy, homegirl
South African informal gabba
Australian, New Zealand informal offsider
rare fidus Achates

Synonyms of intimate in English

: intimate1intimate2

intimate2


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See Spanish definition of íntimo

verb

1‘he intimated to the committee his decision to retire’

SYNONYMS
announce, state, proclaim, set forth, make known, make public, make plain, impart, disclose, reveal, divulge
tell, inform

2‘Day intimated that the outlook does not look good’

SYNONYMS
imply, suggest, hint at, insinuate, indicate, signal, allude to, refer to, communicate, convey
give someone an inkling of
informal tip someone the wink about, get at, drive at