[ US /ˈkɫoʊsnɪs/ ]
[ UK /klˈə‍ʊznəs/ ]
  1. the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
  2. a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
    their closeness grew as the night wore on
  3. the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance
    the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action
  4. characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
  5. close or warm friendship
    the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy
  6. extreme stinginess
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How To Use closeness In A Sentence

  • Fifth, the theocratic monopoly of the mullahs contributes to the closeness of Islamic societies.
  • We all know someone who's very closeness can almost asphyxiate us right?
  • Their closeness as they decamp to a nearby café on the day of the show is readily apparent. Times, Sunday Times
  • She had never had the physical or emotional closeness that she needed.
  • External X-ray megavoltage beam irradiation is quite often indicated in view of the closeness of the surgical margin of resection. Things Don't Break
  • This denigrated order is highly creative and productive, and women's closeness to each other persists within it.
  • With the second baby, delivery went very smoothly, so I nursed from the beginning, and it took much longer for my husband to be able to have that same closeness, since the little guys spend almost all their time sleeping and eating at the beginning. » The Case Against Breast-Feeding
  • Isabelle, in a slightly drunk and uninhibited state, flaunts her desire at being desired while Gerald trembles at her physical closeness.
  • The pond was relatively little used, though here the closeness of cover might have made the birds afraid of being pounced on by cats. Times, Sunday Times
  • OK, so let's grant them a special closeness, a real soul-matey whoop-de-doop sorority. THE CALLIGRAPHER
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