propinquity
[ proh-ping-kwi-tee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Latin from Old French propinquité, from Latin propinquitas, from propinquus ‘near’, from prope ‘near to’
Synonyms
  • adjacency
  • closeness
  • contiguity
  • nearness
Antonyms
  • distance
  • remoteness
Definition
the state of being close to someone or something; proximity
Example
Since we live in the country and our houses are not close in propinquity, it takes me 20 minutes to walk to my neighbor's house.
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