unfamiliar

  • 1unfamiliar — [adj1] different, strange alien, anomalous, bizarre, curious, exotic, extraordinary, fantastic, foreign, little known, new, novel, obscure, original, outlandish, out of theway*, peculiar, recondite, remarkable, remote, unaccustomed, uncommon,… …

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  • 2unfamiliar — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not known or recognized; uncharacteristic. 2) (unfamiliar with) not having knowledge or experience of. DERIVATIVES unfamiliarity noun …

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  • 3unfamiliar — [un΄fə mil′yər] adj. 1. not familiar or well known; strange 2. having no acquaintance (with); not conversant [unfamiliar with the novels of Kafka] unfamiliarity [un΄fə mil΄ē ar′ə tē] n. unfamiliarly adv …

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  • 4unfamiliar — index extraordinary, foreign, incognizant, inexperienced, inexplicable, noteworthy, novel, peculiar ( …

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  • 5unfamiliar — 1590s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + FAMILIAR (Cf. familiar) …

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  • 6unfamiliar — un|fa|mil|i|ar [ˌʌnfəˈmıliə US ər] adj 1.) not known to you unfamiliar surroundings/place/environment etc ▪ She stood on deck to gaze at the unfamiliar surroundings. ▪ a crowd of unfamiliar faces unfamiliar to ▪ Some of the technical vocabulary… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7unfamiliar — adj. unfamiliar to; with (the area was unfamiliar to me; I was unfamiliar with the situation) * * * [ˌʌnfə mɪlɪə] with (the area was unfamiliar to me; I was unfamiliar with the situation) unfamiliar to …

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  • 8unfamiliar — 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

  • 9unfamiliar — [[t]ʌ̱nfəmɪ̱lɪə(r)[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n If something is unfamiliar to you, you know nothing or very little about it, because you have not seen or experienced it before. She grew many wonderful plants that were unfamiliar to me... I… …

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  • 10unfamiliar */ — UK [ˌʌnfəˈmɪljə(r)] / US [ˌʌnfəˈmɪljər] adjective a) 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. b) used about… …

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  • 11unfamiliar — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, sound ADVERB ▪ very ▪ completely, quite (esp. AmE) …

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  • 12unfamiliar — adjective 1) an unfamiliar part of the city Syn: unknown, new, strange, foreign, alien; unexplored, uncharted 2) the unfamiliar sounds Syn: unusual, uncommon, unconventional, novel …

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  • 13unfamiliar — adjective Date: 1594 not familiar: a. not well known ; strange < an unfamiliar place > b. not well acquainted < unfamiliar with the subject > • unfamiliarity noun • unfamiliarly adverb …

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  • 14unfamiliar — unfamiliarity /un feuh mil ee ar i tee/, n. unfamiliarly, adv. /un feuh mil yeuhr/, adj. 1. not familiar; not acquainted with or conversant about: to be unfamiliar with a subject. 2. different; unaccustomed; unusual; strange: an unfamiliar treat …

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  • 15unfamiliar — adjective not known to you (+ to): The name was unfamiliar to me. (+ with): Voters are unfamiliar with the real issues. unfamiliarity noun …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16unfamiliar — un•fa•mil•iar [[t]ˌʌn fəˈmɪl yər[/t]] adj. 1) not familiar; not acquainted or conversant with: to be unfamiliar with modern art[/ex] 2) unaccustomed; different, unusual, or novel: an unfamiliar treat[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95 un fa•mil i•ar′i•ty&#8230; …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17unfamiliar — /ʌnfəˈmɪliə/ (say unfuh mileeuh) adjective 1. not familiar; not acquainted or conversant: be unfamiliar with a subject. 2. not well known; unaccustomed; unusual; strange: a subject unfamiliar to me. –unfamiliarity /ˌʌnfəˌmɪliˈærəti/ (say&#8230; …

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  • 18unfamiliar — 1. adjective /ˌʌnfəˈmɪliər/ Strange, not familiar. 2. noun /ˌʌnfəˈmɪliər/ An unfamiliar person; a stranger …

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  • 19unfamiliar — Synonyms and related words: able, awkward, bizarre, blankminded, breakaway, callow, curious, different, dumb, empty, empty headed, enigmatic, exotic, foreign, gauche, green, groping, ignorant, inane, incalculable, incognizable, incognizant,&#8230; …

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  • 20unfamiliar — adjective 1》 not known or recognized.     ↘uncharacteristic. 2》 (unfamiliar with) not having knowledge or experience of. Derivatives unfamiliarity noun …

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