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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Other Words from unaccustomed

unaccustomedly \ ˌən-​ə-​ˈkə-​stəmd-​lē How to pronounce unaccustomed (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 With the postseason out of reach, New England is in the unaccustomed position of having the opportunity to evaluate young players and backups in its closing games. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "What if Cam Newton hadn’t gotten hurt in Carolina?," 27 Dec. 2020 But the public is likely to be unaccustomed to having a young woman in a senior government position, as the great majority of those in such roles in North Korea have been older-aged males. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "Kim Yo Jong: What We Know About Kim Jong Un’s Sister and Her Role in North Korea," 9 Dec. 2020 For teams, players and fans that are unaccustomed to winning -- then 2020 is just winning. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "A Cleveland Browns football season that is ‘a bright shining star in a horrible year’: Doug Lesmerises," 7 Dec. 2020 Most had blistered hands and sunburns, unaccustomed to life on deck. Ew Staff, EW.com, "First look: Realm Breaker is your next YA fantasy obsession," 1 Dec. 2020 In early March, when the virus began to appear in Jewish communities outside New York City, Sharansky found himself online, in an unaccustomed position. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "Natan Sharansky and the Meaning of Freedom," 28 Nov. 2020 Sitting at home is something Chavez was happily unaccustomed to before the pandemic struck. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Faces of the arts shutdown: Laura Chavez: ‘This is the first time I have ever busked in my life’," 15 Nov. 2020 But this year, with Trump decrying mail-in ballots as a source of voter fraud, Republican voters are expressing unaccustomed doubts. David Lauter Washington Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times, "Fears of election violence are widespread, poll finds," 28 Oct. 2020 There will be fewer polling places than in previous elections and more mail-in voting in states historically unaccustomed to having such a large proportion of citizens cast their ballots by mail. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "A disputed election could cost the U.S. its ‘AAA’ credit rating," 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of unaccustomed

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unaccustomed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaccustomed. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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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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