closeness

Primary Meanings of closeness

1.
n
the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance
2.
n
a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
3.
n
the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
4.
n
extreme stinginess
5.
n
characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
Full Definitions of closeness
1

n the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance

“the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action”
Synonyms:
nearness
Antonyms:
farawayness, farness, remoteness
the property of being remote
Types:
propinquity, proximity
the property of being close together
adjacency, contiguity, contiguousness
the attribute of being so near as to be touching
Type of:
distance
the property created by the space between two objects or points
2

n a feeling of being intimate and belonging together

“their closeness grew as the night wore on”
Synonyms:
intimacy
Types:
togetherness
affectionate closeness
Type of:
belonging
happiness felt in a secure relationship

n close or warm friendship

Synonyms:
familiarity, intimacy
Type of:
friendliness
a friendly disposition
3

n the quality of being close and poorly ventilated

Synonyms:
stuffiness
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
4

n extreme stinginess

Synonyms:
meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, tightfistedness, tightness
Types:
littleness, pettiness, smallness
lack of generosity in trifling matters
miserliness
total lack of generosity with money
Type of:
stinginess
a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
5

n characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)

Synonyms:
secretiveness
Antonyms:
nakedness, openness
characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive
Types:
furtiveness, sneakiness, stealthiness
a disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously
Type of:
unsociability, unsociableness
an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship

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