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American English: /ˈɪn(t)əməsi/
British English: /ˈɪntɪməsi/

Translation of intimacy in Spanish:

noun plural intimacies

  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (close friendship) to be on terms of intimacy with somebody
    tener intimidad con alguien
    Example sentences
    • 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]
    relaciones (feminine plural) íntimas [euphemistic]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (of atmosphere) in the intimacy of one's own home
    en la intimidad de su ( or mi etc) hogar
    Example sentences
    • 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
    also: intimacies plural
    intimidades (feminine plural)
    (physical) arrumacos (masculine plural)
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