(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. close, friendly, familiar; private, personal. See nearness. —v. t. hint, suggest, imply; announce, impart. See information, disclosure. — n. friend, crony, boon or bosom companion. Ant., public, impersonal.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Personal]
Syn. close, guarded, private, secret, near, familiar, trusted, confidential, inmost, innermost; see also informal 1 , private , secret 1 , special 1 .
Ant. public*, open, unguarded.
2. [Close]
Syn. devoted, fond, fast; see faithful , friendly 1 .
See Synonym Study at familiar . n.
Syn. associate, constant companion, close friend, confidant; see friend 1 .
Syn. suggest, imply, infer; see hint 1 .
See Synonym Study at suggest .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
suggest, announce, state, *tip off, hint at, tell, *let the cat out ofthe bag, *spill the beans, leak, insinuate, imply, allude.
1. personal private, confidential, privy, secret, innermost, *gut.
2. close familiar, friendly, acquainted, dear, chummy, personal, bosom.
3. cozy romantic, quiet, comfortable, warm, snug.
4. sexual carnal, adulterous, erotic, impure, lustful.
ANT.: 1. public. 2. distant, remote, aloof, formal. 3. crowded, loud, uncomfortable
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts: amigo, brother, chum, confidant, confidante, familiar, friend, mate. Informal: bud2, buddy, pal. Slang: sidekick. See LOVE.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Very closely associated: chummy, close, familiar, friendly. Informal: thick. Slang: tight. Idiom: hand in glove with. See LOVE. 2. Characterized by a close and thorough acquaintance: inside, personal. See NEAR. 3. Of, relating to, or arising from one's mental or spiritual being: inner, interior, internal, inward, visceral. Slang: gut. See BODY. 4. Indicating intimacy and mutual trust: confidential, familiar. See ATTITUDE, NEAR.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To convey an idea by indirect, subtle means: hint, imply, insinuate, suggest. Idiom: drop a hint. See SHOW, SUGGEST.

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