Closeness Close"ness, n. The state of being close. [1913 Webster]

Half stifled by the closeness of the room. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

We rise not against the piercing judgment of Augustus, nor the extreme caution or closeness of Tiberius. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

An affectation of closeness and covetousness. --Addison.

Syn: Narrowness; oppressiveness; strictness; secrecy; compactness; conciseness; nearness; intimacy; tightness; stinginess; literalness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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