unfamiliar


un·fa·mil·iar

adjective \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

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