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familiarity

noun fa·mil·iar·i·ty \fə-ˌmi-lē-ˈ(y)er-ə-tē, -ˈ(y)a-rə-; -ˌmil-ˈyer-, -ˌmil-ˈya-rə-\

: the state of being familiar with something : the state of having knowledge about something

: a friendly and informal way of acting or talking

plural fa·mil·iar·i·ties

Full Definition of FAMILIARITY

1
a :  the quality or state of being familiar
b :  a state of close relationship :  intimacy
2
a :  absence of ceremony :  informality
b :  an unduly informal act or expression :  impropriety
c :  a sexual liberty
3
:  close acquaintance with something
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Examples of FAMILIARITY

  1. He spoke to everyone with the easy familiarity of an old friend.
  2. <the elderly couple enjoys a familiarity that is the result of many years of happy marriage>

First Known Use of FAMILIARITY

13th century
FAMILIARITY Defined for Kids

familiarity

noun fa·mil·iar·i·ty \fə-ˌmil-ˈyer-ə-tē, -ˌmil-ē-ˈer-\
plural fa·mil·iar·i·ties

Definition of FAMILIARITY for Kids

1
:  close friendship :  intimacy
2
:  good knowledge of something <His familiarity with the trail was a big advantage to us.>

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