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Noun: closeness  klows-nus
  1. A feeling of being intimate and belonging together
    "their closeness grew as the night wore on";
    - intimacy
  2. The quality of being close and poorly ventilated
    - stuffiness
  3. The property of being close together
    "the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action";
    - proximity, propinquity, nearness
  4. Extreme stinginess
    - meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness
  5. Characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
    - secretiveness
  6. Close or warm friendship
    "the absence of fences created a mysterious closeness in which no one knew privacy";
    - familiarity, intimacy

Type of: belonging, distance, friendliness, quality, stinginess, unsociability, unsociableness

Antonym: openness

Encyclopedia: Closeness