un·​ac·​cus·​tomed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkə-stəmd How to pronounce unaccustomed (audio) \

Definition of unaccustomed

1 : not customary : not usual or common
2 : not habituated usually used with to

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unaccustomedly \ ˌən-​ə-​ˈkə-​stəmd-​lē How to pronounce unaccustomedly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unaccustomed in a Sentence

They responded to our request with unaccustomed speed. pampered youngsters who were unaccustomed to such hard work
Recent Examples on the Web The struggle over how and whether to leave the 28-nation bloc has convulsed the political scene for the last three years and placed unaccustomed stress on the country’s democratic institutions. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, "The question before Britain’s Parliament: Can Boris Johnson be trusted to obey the law?," 9 Sep. 2019 The bar decidedly male and unaccustomed to such a throng of females or to the waft of estrogen rising like mist—its makeshift stage not a stage, exactly, more a dais of the kind used for elevating politicians above a crowd. Kate Walbert, The New Yorker, "To Do," 26 Aug. 2019 So unaccustomed to success, OSU doesn’t handle it well. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Oregon State preview: Nowhere to go but up for the Beavers (or so it seems)," 20 Aug. 2019 Same as Week Two: So unaccustomed to success, OSU doesn’t handle it well. Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Pac-12 team previews: Nowhere to go but up for Oregon State (game-by-game predictions)," 20 Aug. 2019 Those unaccustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment need to start slowly and gradually increase heat exposure over several weeks. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Houston activates heat emergency plan, opens cooling centers as heat wave sets in," 9 Aug. 2019 The first national tour is coming to a venue that is unaccustomed to hosting such things: Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Greater Hartford’s best bets in August for arts and entertainment," 19 July 2019 For two inventors who are unaccustomed to seeing their creations in real life, the first six months of business has offered continued head-shaking moments of realism. oregonlive, "WaveCel bursts onto the bike scene, expands into Wilsonville facility," 16 Sep. 2019 Perhaps the leading immigration foe in the Senate, Mr. Sessions was a product of a region where immigration had soared, largely in places unaccustomed to it. Jason Deparle, New York Times, "How Stephen Miller Seized the Moment to Battle Immigration," 17 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unaccustomed

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Oct 2019

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The first known use of unaccustomed was in 1526

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English Language Learners Definition of unaccustomed

: not usual or common : not customary
: not familiar with something so that it does not seem normal or usual : not used to something


un·​ac·​cus·​tomed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkə-stəmd How to pronounce unaccustomed (audio) \

Kids Definition of unaccustomed

: not used to something He was unaccustomed to strenuous work.

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