The propinquity of the way in which the girls smiled confirmed my suspicions that they were sisters.
- An example of propinquity is the nearness of a slaughterhouse to a hotel, making it difficult to rent rooms.
- An example of propinquity is the shared mannerisms of two sisters.
- nearness in time or place
- nearness of relationship; kinship
Origin of propinquityMiddle English propinquite ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin propinquitas ; from propinquus, near ; from prope, near
- Proximity; nearness.
- Similarity in nature.
Origin of propinquityMiddle English propinquite, from Old French, from Latin propinquitas, from propinquus, near; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
From Old French propinquitÃ© or Latin propinquitas, from propinquus "˜neighbouring' (from prope "˜near').