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Definition of 'closeness'


  1. a feeling of being intimate and belonging together; "their closeness grew as the night wore on"
       Synonyms: intimacy
  2. the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
       Synonyms: stuffiness
  3. the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance; "the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action"
       Synonyms: nearness
       Antonyms: farness remoteness farawayness
  4. extreme stinginess
       Synonyms: meanness minginess niggardliness niggardness parsimony parsimoniousness tightness tightfistedness
  5. characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
       Synonyms: secretiveness
       Antonyms: openness nakedness
  6. close or warm friendship; "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"
       Synonyms: familiarity intimacy

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