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intimacy noun

ADJ. genuine, real, true | close, deep, great | enforced | emotional, physical, sexual

VERB + INTIMACY be capable of She isn't capable of real intimacy. | enjoy (formal) He enjoys an intimacy with the prime minister. | create, promote | develop | destroy The noise destroyed the intimacy of their conversation. | sense I sensed a close intimacy between them.

INTIMACY + VERB develop

PREP. ~ between the intimacy created between student and teacher | ~ 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/sense of intimacy