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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.   --Bacon.
    An affectation of closeness and covetousness.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- Narrowness; oppressiveness; strictness; secrecy; compactness; conciseness; nearness; intimacy; tightness; stinginess; literalness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a feeling of being intimate and belonging together; "their
           closeness grew as the night wore on" [syn: intimacy]
      2: the spatial property resulting from a relatively small
         distance; "the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into
         action" [syn: nearness] [ant: farness]
      3: extreme stinginess [syn: meanness, minginess, niggardliness,
          niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness,
      4: characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's
         actions or purposes) [syn: secretiveness] [ant: openness]
      5: close or warm friendship; "the absence of fences created a
         mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy" [syn: familiarity,