Synonyms of intimate in English

: intimate1intimate2

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

South African North American informal homeboy, homegirl

South African informal gabba

Australian NZ informal offsider

rare fidus Achates


Synonyms of intimate in English

: intimate1intimate2

intimate2


See definition of intimate

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