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 propinquitās from propinquus near ; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
From Old French propinquitÃ© or Latin propinquitas, from propinquus "˜neighbouring' (from prope "˜near').