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Meaning of CLOSENESS

Pronunciation:  kl'owsnus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  close or warm friendship; "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"
  2. [n]  characterized by a lack of openness esp about one's actions or purposes
  3. [n]  extreme stinginess
  4. [n]  the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance; "the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action"
  5. [n]  a feeling of being intimate and belonging together; "their closeness grew as the night wore on"

CLOSENESS is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: familiarity, intimacy, intimacy, meanness, minginess, nearness, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, secretiveness, tightfistedness, tightness
 Antonyms: farawayness, farness, openness, remoteness
 See Also: adjacency, belonging, contiguity, contiguousness, distance, friendliness, furtiveness, miserliness, pettiness, propinquity, proximity, sneakiness, stealthiness, stinginess, togetherness, unsociability, unsociableness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

      An affectation of closeness and covetousness.

Syn: Narrowness; oppressiveness; strictness; secrecy;
     compactness; conciseness; nearness; intimacy; tightness;
     stinginess; literalness.

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