intimacy


intimacy
noun
ADJECTIVE
genuine, real, true
close, deep, great
emotional, physical, sexual
VERB + INTIMACY
be capable of

She isn't capable of real intimacy.

achieve, experience

the artist's ability to achieve intimacy with his subjects

enjoy (formal)

He enjoys an intimacy with the president.

create, foster, promote
develop

Gradually, a deep emotional intimacy developed between them.

INTIMACY + VERB
develop
PREPOSITION
intimacy between

the intimacy created between student and teacher

intimacy with

A writer must develop an intimacy with the subject at hand.

PHRASES
fear of intimacy

He was prevented from declaring his love by his fear of intimacy.

a feeling of intimacy, a sense of intimacy

The room had a peaceful sense of intimacy about it.


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