|n.||1.||The state of being close.|
We rise not against the piercing judgment of Augustus, nor the extreme caution or closeness of Tiberius.
|Noun||1.||closeness - a feeling of being intimate and belonging together; "their closeness grew as the night wore on"|
|2.||closeness - the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance; "the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action"|
|3.||closeness - extreme stinginess|
|4.||closeness - characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)|
openness - characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); not secretive
|5.||closeness - close or warm friendship; "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"|