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.

 

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