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unfamiliar

adjective un·fa·mil·iar \ˌən-fə-ˈmil-yər\

: not frequently seen, heard, or experienced

Full Definition of UNFAMILIAR

:  not familiar:
a :  not well-known :  strange <an unfamiliar place>
b :  not well acquainted <unfamiliar with the subject>
un·fa·mil·iar·i·ty \-ˌmil-ˈyar-ə-tē, -ˌmi-lē-ˈyar-\ noun
un·fa·mil·iar·ly \-ˈmil-yər-lē\ adverb

Examples of UNFAMILIAR

  1. He gets nervous when he is in unfamiliar surroundings.
  2. The book is full of unfamiliar words.

First Known Use of UNFAMILIAR

1594
UNFAMILIAR Defined for Kids

unfamiliar

adjective un·fa·mil·iar \ˌən-fə-ˈmil-yər\

Definition of UNFAMILIAR for Kids

1
:  not well-known :  strange <an unfamiliar sight>
2
:  lacking good knowledge of something <I'm unfamiliar with this subject.>

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