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closeness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Closeness  \Close"ness\,  n. 
  The  state  of  being  close 
 
  Half  stifled  by  the  closeness  of  the  room  --Swift. 
 
  We  rise  not  against  the  piercing  judgment  of  Augustus, 
  nor  the  extreme  caution  or  closeness  of  Tiberius. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  An  affectation  of  closeness  and  covetousness. 
  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  Narrowness;  oppressiveness;  strictness;  secrecy; 
  compactness;  conciseness;  nearness;  intimacy;  tightness; 
  stinginess;  literalness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  closeness 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  being  intimate  and  belonging  together;  "their 
  closeness  grew  as  the  night  wore  on"  [syn:  {intimacy}] 
  2:  the  spatial  property  resulting  from  a  relatively  small 
  distance;  "the  sudden  closeness  of  the  dock  sent  him  into 
  action"  [syn:  {nearness}]  [ant:  {farness}] 
  3:  extreme  stinginess  [syn:  {meanness},  {minginess},  {niggardliness}, 
  {niggardness},  {parsimony},  {parsimoniousness},  {tightness}, 
  {tightfistedness}] 
  4:  characterized  by  a  lack  of  openness  esp  about  one's  actions 
  or  purposes  [syn:  {secretiveness}]  [ant:  {openness}] 
  5:  close  or  warm  friendship;  "the  absence  of  fences  created  a 
  mysterious  intimacy  in  which  no  one  knew  privacy"  [syn:  {familiarity}, 
  {intimacy}] 




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