Synonyms for (noun) intimate

Synonyms: confidant, intimate

Definition: someone to whom private matters are confided

Similar words: friend

Definition: a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

Usage: he was my best friend at the university

Synonyms for (verb) intimate

Synonyms: insinuate, intimate, adumbrate

Definition: give to understand

Usage: I insinuated that I did not like his wife

Similar words: suggest, hint

Definition: drop a hint; intimate by a hint


Synonyms: intimate, suggest

Definition: imply as a possibility

Usage: The evidence suggests a need for more clarification

Similar words: imply

Definition: suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

Synonyms for (adjective) intimate

Synonyms: intimate, familiar

Definition: having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship

Usage: on familiar terms; pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders

Similar words: close

Definition: close in relevance or relationship

Usage: a close family; we are all...in close sympathy with...; close kin; a close resemblance


Synonyms: intimate

Definition: marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

Usage: intimate friend; intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles - V.L. Parrington

Similar words: close

Definition: close in relevance or relationship

Usage: a close family; we are all...in close sympathy with...; close kin; a close resemblance


Synonyms: knowledgeable, intimate, versed

Definition: thoroughly acquainted through study or experience

Usage: this girl, so intimate with nature-W.H.Hudson; knowledgeable about the technique of painting- Herbert Read

Similar words: experienced, experient

Definition: having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation


Synonyms: cozy, informal, intimate

Definition: having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

Usage: had a cozy chat; a relaxed informal manner; an intimate cocktail lounge; the small room was cozy and intimate

Similar words: friendly

Definition: characteristic of or befitting a friend

Usage: friendly advice; a friendly neighborhood; the only friendly person here; a friendly host and hostess


Synonyms: inner, internal, intimate

Definition: innermost or essential

Usage: the inner logic of Cubism; the internal contradictions of the theory; the intimate structure of matter

Similar words: intrinsic, intrinsical

Definition: belonging to a thing by its very nature

Usage: form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing- John Dewey


Synonyms: intimate, sexual

Definition: involved in a sexual relationship

Usage: the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife; she had been intimate with many men; he touched her intimate parts

Similar words: sexy

Definition: marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

Usage: feeling sexy; sexy clothes; sexy poses; a sexy book; sexy jokes