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closeness

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Noun
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close=ness

CIDE DICTIONARY

closenessn. 
     The state of being close.  [1913 Webster]
    "Half stifled by the closeness of the room."  [1913 Webster]
    "We rise not against the piercing judgment of Augustus, nor the extreme caution or closeness of Tiberius."  [1913 Webster]
    "An affectation of closeness and covetousness."
Syn. -- Narrowness; oppressiveness; strictness; secrecy; compactness; conciseness; nearness; intimacy; tightness; stinginess; literalness.

THESAURUS

closeness

THI, accord, accordance, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agreement, airlessness, airtight secrecy, alikeness, alliance, analogy, aping, approach, approximation, assemblage, assimilation, association, avarice, bond, cheapness, chumminess, close secrecy, closefistedness, combination, community, compactness, comparability, comparison, concealment, confinement, confines, conformity, congestedness, congestion, connectedness, connection, consistence, consistency, contiguity, contrariety, convergence, copying, correspondence, crowdedness, crypticness, dealings, deduction, denseness, density, discreetness, discretion, disjunction, environs, evasion, evasiveness, familiarity, filiation, firmness, foreground, gluiness, hair, hairbreadth, hairsbreadth, hardfistedness, hardness, hiddenness, hoarding, homology, hugger-mugger, hugger-muggery, humidity, humidness, identity, illiberality, imitation, immediacy, immediate foreground, impenetrability, impermeability, imporosity, incapaciousness, incommodiousness, incompressibility, indisposition to speak, inseparableness, intercourse, intimacy, intimate acquaintance, jammedness, junction, lack of meaning, lack of message, liaison, likeness, likening, limitation, link, linkage, linking, mateyness, meaninglessness, metaphor, mimicking, miserliness, mugginess, mutual attraction, narrow gauge, narrowness, nearness, neighborhood, nighness, oppression, oppressiveness, palliness, parallelism, parity, penny-pinching, precinct, propinquity, proximity, purlieus, rapport, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, relative density, resemblance, restrictedness, restriction, sameness, secrecy, secretiveness, secretness, semblance, similarity, simile, similitude, simulation, slenderness, solidity, solidness, special affinity, specific gravity, spissitude, stickiness, stinginess, straitness, strictness, stuffiness, subterfuge, swelter, sympathy, temperature-humidity index, the dark, thickness, tie, tie-in, tight purse strings, tight squeeze, tightfistedness, tightness, uncommunicativeness, unconversableness, ungenerosity, union, unsociability, vicinage, vicinity, viscidity, viscosity, viscousness

ROGET THESAURUS

closeness

Junction

N junction, joining, joinder, union connection, conjunction, conjugation, annexion, annexation, annexment, astriction, attachment, compagination, vincture, ligation, alligation, accouplement, marriage infibulation, inosculation, symphysis, anastomosis, confluence, communication, concatenation, meeting, reunion, assemblage, coition, copulation, sex, sexual congress, sexual conjunction, sexual intercourse, love-making, joint, joining, juncture, pivot, hinge, articulation, commissure, seam, gore, gusset, suture, stitch, link, miter mortise, closeness, tightness coherence, combination, annexationist, joined, joint, conjoint, conjunct, corporate, compact, hand in hand, firm, fast, close, tight, taut, taught, secure, set, intervolved, inseparable, indissoluble, insecable, severable, jointly, in conjunction with, fast, firmly intimately, tria juncta in uno.

Thinness

N narrowness, thinness, narrowness, closeness, exility, exiguity, line, hair's breadth, finger's breadth, strip, streak, vein, monolayer, epitaxial deposition, thinness, tenuity, emaciation, macilency, marcor, shaving, slip, thread paper, skeleton, shadow, anatomy, spindleshanks, lantern jaws, mere skin and bone, middle constriction, stricture, neck, waist, isthmus, wasp, hourglass, ridge, ghaut, ghat, pass, ravine, narrowing, coarctation, angustation, tapering, contraction, narrow, close, slender, thin, fine, thread-like, finespun, gossamer, paper-thin, taper, slim, slight-made, scant, scanty, spare, delicate, incapacious, contracted, unexpanded &c (expand), slender as a thread, emaciated, lean, meager, gaunt, macilent, lank, lanky, weedy, skinny, scrawny slinky, starved, starveling, herring gutted, worn to a shadow, lean as a rake, thin as a lath, thin as a whipping post, thin as a wafer, hatchet-faced, lantern-jawed, attenuated, shriveled, extenuated, tabid, marcid, barebone, rawboned, monomolecular.

Concealment

N concealment, hiding, occultation, mystification, seal of secrecy, screen, disguise, masquerade, masked battery, hiding place, cryptography, steganography, freemasonry, stealth, stealthiness, sneakiness, obreption, slyness, latitancy, latitation, seclusion, privacy, secrecy, secretness, incognita, reticence, reserve, mental reserve, reservation, arriere pensee, suppression, evasion, white lie, misprision, silence, suppression of truth, underhand dealing, closeness, secretiveness, mystery, latency, snake in the grass, secret, stowaway, concealed, hidden, secret, recondite, mystic, cabalistic, occult, dark, cryptic, cryptical, private, privy, in petto, auricular, clandestine, close, inviolate, tortuous, behind a screen, undercover, under an eclipse, in ambush, in hiding, in disguise, in a cloud, in a fog, in a mist, in a haze, in a dark corner, in the shade, in the dark, clouded, wrapped in clouds, wrapt in clouds, invisible, buried, underground, perdu, secluded, undisclosed &c, untold, covert, untraceable, mysterious, irrevealable, inviolable, confidential, esoteric, not to be spoken of, unmentionable, obreptitious, furtive, stealthy, feline, skulking, surreptitious, underhand, hole and corner, sly, secretive, evasive, reserved, reticent, uncommunicative, buttoned up, close, close as wax, taciturn, secretly, in secret, in private, in one's sleeve, in holes and corners, in the dark, januis clausis, with closed doors, a huis clos, hugger mugger, a la derobee, under the cloak of, under the rose, under the table, sub rosa, en tapinois, in the background, aside, on the sly, with bated breath, sotto voce, in a whisper, without beat of drum, a la sourdine, behind the veil, beyond mortal ken, beyond the grave, beyond the veil, hid from mortal vision, into the eternal secret, into the realms supersensible, into the supreme mystery, in confidence, in strict confidence, in strictest confidence, confidentially, between ourselves, between you and me, between you and me and the bedpost, entre nous, inter nos, under the seal of secrecy, a couvert, underhand, by stealth, like a thief in the night, stealthily, behind the scenes, behind the curtain, behind one's back, behind a screen, incognito, in camera, it must go no further, it will go no further, don't tell a soul, tell it not in Gath, nobody the wiser, alitur vitium vivitque tegendo, let it be tenable in your silence still, background information, deep background information, deep background, background session, backgrounder, not for attribution.


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