Definition of intimacy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪntɪməsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪntɪməsi//
    (pl. intimacies) Romance, Friends
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  1. 1[uncountable] the state of having a close personal relationship with somebody The old intimacy between them had gone for ever. See related entries: Romance, Friends
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] a thing that a person says or does to somebody that they know very well
  3. 3[uncountable] (formal or law) sexual activity, especially an act of sexual intercourse
  4. Extra examples Gradually, a deep emotional intimacy developed between them. He enjoys an intimacy with the president. He was prevented from declaring his love by his fear of intimacy. I sensed a close intimacy between them. She isn’t capable of real intimacy. The noise destroyed the intimacy of their conversation. The old intimacy between them had gone forever. The room had a peaceful sense of intimacy about it. the artist’s ability to achieve intimacy with his subjects the intimacy created between student and teacher
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: intimacy