Antonyms for nearness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : neer
Phonetic Transcription : nɪər

Definition of nearness

Origin :
  • Old English near "closer, nearer," comparative of neah, neh"nigh." Influenced by Old Norse naer "near," it came to be used as a positive form mid-13c., and new comparative nearer developed 1500s (see nigh). As an adjective from c.1300. Originally an adverb but now supplanted in most such senses by nearly; it has in turn supplanted correct nigh as an adjective. Related: Nearness. In near and dear (1620s) it refers to nearness of kinship. Near East first attested 1891, in Kipling. Near beer "low-alcoholic brew" is from 1908.
  • noun nearness in time or space
  • noun nearness in feeling
  • noun approximateness
Example sentences :
  • At first it seemed to Sidney that she could not stand this nearness to death.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Carlotta's nearness was having its calculated effect on Max Wilson.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The nearness and warmth of her, and the innocence of her eyes thrilled yet maddened me.
  • Extract from : « City of Endless Night » by Milo Hastings
  • Carr was aware of her nearness and a lump rose in his throat.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
  • The nearness of God is given to him who makes it his first object.
  • Extract from : « The Ministry of Intercession » by Andrew Murray
  • And he felt a strange, sudden nearness to her that was no nearness of body.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • The nearness to the surface was meaningless; it only tantalized.
  • Extract from : « The Moon is Green » by Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • Still shrinking from his nearness she had ended by listening to him with avidity.
  • Extract from : « Chance » by Joseph Conrad
  • I became as if suddenly intoxicated by the nearness of freedom and safety.
  • Extract from : « Romance » by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • There was a tremble in Kitty's voice that suggested the nearness of tears.
  • Extract from : « The Lure of the Mask » by Harold MacGrath

Synonyms for nearness

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