noun see familiar II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Familiarness — Fa*mil iar*ness, n. Familiarity. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • familiarness — n. state of being well known, being renowned; relativeness; frequentness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • familiarness — fa·mil·iar·ness …   English syllables

  • familiarness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being familiar …   Useful english dictionary

  • familiar — I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a member of the household of a high official 2. one that is familiar; especially an intimate associate ; companion 3. a spirit often embodied in an animal and held to attend and serve or guard a person 4. a. one who… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • familiar — familiarly, adv. familiarness, n. /feuh mil yeuhr/, adj. 1. commonly or generally known or seen: a familiar sight. 2. well acquainted; thoroughly conversant: to be familiar with a subject. 3. informal; easygoing; unceremonious; unconstrained: to… …   Universalium

  • banality — Synonyms and related words: banalness, bromide, chestnut, cliche, commonness, commonplace, commonplace expression, commonplaceness, corn, corniness, familiar tune, familiarness, fustiness, hackneyed saying, hackneyedness, lieu commun, locus… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cliche — Synonyms and related words: abstraction, banality, banalness, bathetic, bromide, byword, catch phrase, catchword, chestnut, cliched, commonness, commonplace, commonplace expression, commonplaceness, corn, corniness, cry, fad word, familiar tune,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • commonness — Synonyms and related words: Attic simplicity, accustomedness, averageness, banality, banalness, baseness, chasteness, classical purity, cliche, coarseness, common occurrence, commonality, commonplaceness, confirmedness, conventionality, corniness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mustiness — Synonyms and related words: banality, banalness, cliche, commonness, commonplaceness, corniness, familiarness, fetidity, fetidness, foulness, frowst, frowstiness, frowziness, funkiness, fustiness, hackneyedness, malodorousness, mildew, moldiness …   Moby Thesaurus

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