closeness Definition

  • 1the state of being close to someone or something in distance or relationship
  • 2the quality of being intimate or familiar

Using closeness: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "closeness" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The closeness of the two buildings made it easy for the fire to spread.

  • Example

    The closeness of their relationship was evident in the way they interacted with each other.

  • Example

    The closeness of the election results surprised many people.

  • Example

    The closeness of the siblings was apparent in the way they always looked out for each other.

closeness Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for closeness

Idioms Using closeness

  • in a small or cramped space


    The soldiers were forced to live in close quarters during the war.

  • to monitor or keep a close watch on someone or something


    The police are keeping close tabs on the suspect's movements.

  • unpleasantly close or risky


    The plane flew too close for comfort to the mountain peak.

Phrases with closeness

  • a situation in which a disaster or failure is narrowly avoided


    It was a close call, but we managed to finish the project on time.

  • close friend

    a person with whom one has a strong and enduring friendship


    She's not just a colleague, she's a close friend.

  • being very near to something or someone


    The hotel is located in close proximity to the beach.


Summary: closeness in Brief

The term 'closeness' [ˈkləʊsnəs] refers to the state of being near to someone or something, either physically or in a relationship. It can also denote intimacy or familiarity, as in 'The closeness of their relationship was evident in the way they interacted with each other.' Phrases like 'close call' and idioms like 'too close for comfort' indicate situations that are narrowly avoided or unpleasantly risky.

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