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familiar

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of familiar

  1. 1 closely acquainted <the little inside jokes that people who have long been familiar like to share> Synonyms bosom, buddy-buddy, chummy, close, especial, friendly, inseparable, intimate, inward, near, thick, tight Related Words clannish, close-knit, tight-knit; affable, boon, companionable, convivial, cordial, genial, gracious, hearty; gregarious, sociable, social; comfortable, cozy, easy, snug; amicable, neighborly; confidential, secretive; adoring, affectionate, dear, devoted, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted, warm Near Antonyms aloof, antisocial, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish, unfriendly, unsociable, withdrawn Antonyms distant

  2. 2 having information especially as a result of study or experience <book editors who are familiar with what is being taught in the schools> Synonyms abreast, acquainted, au courant, conversant, informed, knowledgeable, up, up-to-date, versed, well-informed Related Words alive, aware, cognizant, conscious, heedful, mindful, sensible, sentient Phrases at home, in the know Near Antonyms insensible, unaware, unconscious, unmindful; blind, oblivious, unknowing, unwitting; inattentive, unheeding Antonyms ignorant, unacquainted, unfamiliar, uninformed, unknowledgeable

  3. 3 often observed or encountered <the woman and her pair of Welsh corgis were a familiar sight in the quiet neighborhood> Synonyms common or garden [chiefly British], commonplace, everyday, common, frequent, garden-variety, household, ordinary, quotidian, routine, ubiquitous, usualRelated Words normal, regular, standard; de rigueur, mandatory, obligatory; general, universal; ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, incessant, unceasing; endemic, popular, prevailing, prevalent, rampant; perennial, recurrent, repeatedNear Antonyms aberrant, abnormal, irregular, unnatural; intermittent, occasional, sporadicAntonyms extraordinary, infrequent, rare, seldom, uncommon, unfamiliar, unusual

  4. 4 showing a lack of proper social reserve or modesty <rather too familiar for a first-time guest in our home, the woman kept asking how much we paid for this or for that> Synonyms bold, presumptuous, forward, free, immodest, overfamiliar, presumingRelated Words arrogant, bumptious, complacent, conceited, egoistic (also egoistical), egomaniacal, egotistic (or egotistical), highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-and-mighty, high-hat, hoity-toity, important, overweening, pompous, prideful, proud, self-asserting, self-assertive, self-complacent, self-conceited, self-important, self-satisfied, smug, uppity, vain, vainglorious; cavalier, disdainful, haughty, lordly, pretentious, snobbish, stuck-up, supercilious, superior; audacious, bold-faced, brash, brassbound, brassy, brazen, cheeky, cocky, fresh, impertinent, impudent, insolent, overbold, pert, sassy, saucy; confident, self-assured, self-confident, sure; boastful, braggart, bragging; domineering, high-handed, imperious; self-absorbed, self-centered, self-concerned, self-engrossed, self-infatuated, self-interested, self-involved, selfish, self-obsessed, self-seekingNear Antonyms demure, down-to-earth, humble, lowly, meek, unassertive, unpretentious; bashful, mousy (or mousey), retiring, shy, timid, timorous; diffident, self-doubtingAntonyms modest, unassuming




familiar

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of familiar

  1. 1 someone who regularly spends time in a particular place <a longtime familiar of the bar, she would most likely have been there on the night in question> Synonyms denizen, frequenter, habitué (also habitue), haunter, rat, regularRelated Words client, customer, guest, patron; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fan, fanatic, fancier, fiend, freak, lover, maniac, nut

  2. 2 a person who has a strong liking for and trust in another <with old familiars the normally reserved writer can be quite warm and funny> Synonyms alter ego, amigo, buddy, chum, compadre, comrade, confidant, confidante, crony, friend, intimate, mate [chiefly British], musketeer, palRelated Words acquaintance; associate, cohort, colleague, companion, fellow, hearty, hobnobber, partner, peer, sport; blood brother, brother, main man, sister; abettor (also abetter), accomplice, ally, collaborator, confederate; pen pal; benefactor, supporter, sympathizer, well-wisher; friendlyNear Antonyms adversary, antagonist, competitor, opponent, rival; archenemy, nemesisAntonyms enemy, foe





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