unfamiliar
adjective Date: 1594 not familiar: a. not well-known ; strange <
an unfamiliar place
>
b. not well acquainted <
unfamiliar with the subject
>
unfamiliarity noununfamiliarly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • unfamiliar — un|fa|mil|iar [ ,ʌnfə mıljər ] adjective * if you are unfamiliar with something, you have no knowledge or experience of it: unfamiliar with: The joke would not be understood by readers unfamiliar with Jewish tradition. a. used about things that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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