[ in-tuh-mist ]
/ ˈɪn tə mɪst /


of or relating to the recording of intimate personal and psychological experiences as a basis for art, literature, etc.: an intimist novel.


an intimist painter, writer, etc.


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Origin of intimist

1900–05; < French intimiste, equivalent to intime intimate1 +-iste -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020