personal space

personal space
1) N-UNCOUNT: oft poss N If someone invades your personal space, they stand or lean too close to you, so that you feel uncomfortable.

I felt my body involuntarily stiffen against her invasion of my personal space.

2) N-UNCOUNT: oft poss N If you need your personal space, you need time on your own, with the freedom to do something that you want to do or to think about something.

Self-confidence means being relaxed enough to allow your lover their personal space.


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