Translation of intimacy in Spanish:

intimacy

Pronunciation: /ˈɪntəməsi; ˈɪntɪməsi/

n (plural -cies)

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (close friendship) intimidad (feminine) to be on terms of intimacy with sb tener* intimidad con algn
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    • My entire life over the last ten years had been not being close to people, avoiding intimacy and close friendship because I knew that it wouldn't last.
    • As a matter of fact, sex is affirmed by sociologists as a source of pleasure and shared intimacy between husband and wife.
    • They talk about how they have come to see the Eucharist in a whole new light, as a joyful experience of intimacy with a close friend.
    1.2 (sexual relations) [formal, euphemistic/formal, eufemístico] relaciones (feminine plural) íntimas [euphemistic/eufemístico] 1.3 (of atmosphere) intimidad (feminine) in the intimacy of one's own home en la intimidad de su ( or mi etc) hogar
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    • An atmosphere of warmth and intimacy is created, and long-held bodily tensions are released.
    • Gas lamps and good quality mahogany furniture provided an atmosphere of warmth and intimacy.
    • The cheeky, Spanish gig-a-long ‘A Minha Menina’ injected some needed intimacy into the atmosphere with a throng of dancers and not a mosh pit in sight.
    1.4 (of knowledge) her intimacy with the details of the report su familiaridad con los detalles del informe I was surprised at the intimacy of his acquaintance with the subject me sorprendió lo impuesto que estaba en el tema
  • 2
    (intimacies plural)
    intimidades (fpl); (physical) arrumacos (mpl)
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    • Have older gays lost touch with the value of sexual intimacy?
    • At the time of the survey, sexual intimacy no longer occurred in their relationships.
    • In other words, not all opportunities for intimacy or sexual interaction may be perceived as equally desirable or rewarding.

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