Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun intimate

1 sense of intimate

Sense 1
confidant, intimate -- (someone to whom private matters are confided)
       => friend -- (a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb intimate

2 senses of intimate

Sense 1
intimate, adumbrate, insinuate -- (give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife")
       => hint, suggest -- (drop a hint; intimate by a hint)

Sense 2
suggest, intimate -- (imply as a possibility; "The evidence suggests a need for more clarification")
       => imply -- (suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic)

Antonyms of adj intimate

6 senses of intimate

Sense 1
intimate -- (marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity; "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington)

INDIRECT (VIA close) -> distant, remote -- (far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics")

Sense 2
cozy, intimate, informal -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA friendly) -> unfriendly -- (not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take")

Sense 3
familiar, intimate -- (having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders")

INDIRECT (VIA close) -> distant, remote -- (far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics")

Sense 4
intimate, sexual -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA sexy) -> unsexy -- (not sexually aroused or arousing)

Sense 5
inner, internal, intimate -- (innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter")

INDIRECT (VIA intrinsic) -> extrinsic -- (not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid")

Sense 6
intimate, knowledgeable, versed -- (thoroughly acquainted through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read)

INDIRECT (VIA experienced) -> inexperienced, inexperient -- (lacking practical experience or training)

Similarity of adj intimate

6 senses of intimate

Sense 1
intimate -- (marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity; "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington)
       => close (vs. distant) -- (close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance")

Sense 2
cozy, intimate, informal -- (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")
       => friendly (vs. unfriendly) -- (characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess")

Sense 3
familiar, intimate -- (having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders")
       => close (vs. distant) -- (close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance")

Sense 4
intimate, sexual -- (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")
       => sexy (vs. unsexy) -- (marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes")

Sense 5
inner, internal, intimate -- (innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter")
       => intrinsic (vs. extrinsic), intrinsical -- (belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey)

Sense 6
intimate, knowledgeable, versed -- (thoroughly acquainted through study or experience; "this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson; "knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read)
       => experienced (vs. inexperienced), experient -- (having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation)

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