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propinquity

noun

Definition: closeness in proximity, nature, relationship, time or place

Synonyms: closeness, nearness, connection, proximity, vicinity, neighborhood, kinship, similarity

Antonyms: distance, uniqueness

Tips: Propinquity refers to any kind of closeness, whether in time or distance, relationships between people, or similarities between people or things. Use proximity to describe physical closeness, especially with land, buildings etc. Use propinquity to describe other forms of closeness.

Usage Examples:

The geographical propinquity of the two countries made trade between them natural. (proximity, closeness)

The couple broke up because of a lack of propinquity. (connection, emotional closeness)

The neighbors quickly became friends, not only because of the proximity of their homes, but also the propinquity of their personalities. (closeness, similarity)

The twins were known for their propinquity in looks and personality. (closeness, nearness)


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