Synonyms of intimate


1. confidant, intimate, friend

usage: someone to whom private matters are confided


1. intimate, adumbrate, insinuate, hint, suggest

usage: give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"

2. suggest, intimate, imply

usage: imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification"


1. intimate, close (vs. distant)

usage: marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity; "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington

2. cozy, intimate, informal, friendly (vs. unfriendly)

usage: having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"

3. familiar, intimate, close (vs. distant)

usage: having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"

4. intimate, sexual, sexy (vs. unsexy)

usage: involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men"; "he touched her intimate parts"

5. inner, internal, intimate, intrinsic (vs. extrinsic), intrinsical

usage: innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"

6. intimate, knowledgeable, versed, experienced (vs. inexperienced), experient

usage: thoroughly acquainted through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read

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Definition and meaning of intimate (Dictionary)