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1. closeness

noun. ['ˈkloʊsnɪs'] characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes).

Synonyms

  • stealthiness
  • furtiveness
  • sneakiness
  • secretiveness
  • unsociability

Antonyms

  • sociability
  • bigness
  • strength
  • distribution

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • close (English)
  • clos (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Closeness

  • alanis
  • atlantis
  • banis
  • baroness
  • bennis
  • bodanis
  • burtness
  • business'
  • business
  • cabaniss
  • cabiness
  • campanis
  • cavaness
  • caviness
  • cavness
  • chamness
  • chronis
  • cleanliness
  • cleanness
  • cleanness

Example sentences of the word closeness


1. Noun, singular or mass
A man who lost his mother may begin to avoid closeness to minimize being hurt again by another loss.

Quotes containing the word closeness


1. On one side, citizens have great respect for the United States; they have a great feeling of friendship. That is solid. But in the opposition and in the political arena I often find criticism of the closeness of relations with the United States. That is a reality.
- Vicente Fox

2. I think closeness to death would be pretty exhilarating in a way, and friendship, yeh, and selflessness, a kind of selflessness, a sense of your own worthlessness, I think, is pretty exhilarating.
- Sebastian Faulks

3. The range of human knowledge today is so great that we're all specialists and the distance between specializations has become so great that anyone who seeks to wander freely between them almost has to forego closeness with the people around him.
- Robert M. Pirsig

2. closeness

noun. ['ˈkloʊsnɪs'] close or warm friendship.

Synonyms

  • intimacy
  • familiarity

Antonyms

  • importance
  • broad-mindedness
  • largeness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • close (English)
  • clos (French)

3. closeness

noun. ['ˈkloʊsnɪs'] extreme stinginess.

Synonyms

  • smallness
  • miserliness
  • minginess
  • littleness
  • meanness
  • tightfistedness
  • tightness
  • parsimony
  • niggardness
  • niggardliness
  • parsimoniousness
  • stinginess

Antonyms

  • movableness
  • looseness
  • movability
  • unselfishness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • close (English)
  • clos (French)

4. closeness

noun. ['ˈkloʊsnɪs'] the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance.

Synonyms

  • contiguousness
  • adjacency
  • distance
  • propinquity
  • contiguity
  • nearness

Antonyms

  • liberality
  • distant
  • near
  • close

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • close (English)
  • clos (French)

5. closeness

noun. ['ˈkloʊsnɪs'] the quality of being close and poorly ventilated.

Synonyms

  • quality

Antonyms

  • nearness
  • ambiversion

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • close (English)
  • clos (French)

6. closeness

noun. ['ˈkloʊsnɪs'] a feeling of being intimate and belonging together.

Synonyms

  • intimacy
  • togetherness

Antonyms

  • communicativeness
  • unapproachability
  • friendly

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • close (English)
  • clos (French)
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