un·ac·cus·tomed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkə-stəmd \

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 \ adverb

Examples of unaccustomed in a Sentence

They responded to our request with unaccustomed speed. pampered youngsters who were unaccustomed to such hard work

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On Friday morning, during the Panthers’ annual development camp scrimmage, Tippett could be found in an unaccustomed position. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Panthers' Owen Tippett working on defensive side of game as another shot at NHL nears," 29 June 2018 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW The All-Star break in the metaphorical rearview, the Spurs find themselves in an unaccustomed position. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "23 games, 5 burning questions," 20 Feb. 2018 Most Americans are unaccustomed to the glory of Basque cuisine. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Downtown Boise’s Txikiteo bolsters the list of locally owned Basque eateries," 30 May 2018 Slovakia, unaccustomed to this type of violence, has been left reeling. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Man accused in money laundering case to be tried in Houston federal court," 25 May 2018 This week’s bomb cyclone storm, which hammered the East Coast from Maine to Florida, left many areas—including Southern states that are unaccustomed to winter conditions—blanketed in snow. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Watch a Tesla Model X Pull a Stuck Semi Truck on Snow-Covered Streets," 5 Jan. 2018 Its millennial fans are unaccustomed to burying their heroes. Matt Medved, Billboard, "Avicii's Life & Legacy: Timeless Music Tinged With Tragedy," 25 Apr. 2018 And as unaccustomed as both the writer and reader are to that unique situation, hear me out. Steve Rosenbloom, chicagotribune.com, "Thanks for butting into Bulls' business, NBA. No seriously, thanks.," 8 Mar. 2018 Brady will be eager to test a Jaguars defense that substitutes a little less than others and is unaccustomed to playing this late into a season. Andy Benoit, SI.com, "The Jaguars’ Recipe for an AFC Title Game Upset," 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unaccustomed

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

Kids Definition of unaccustomed

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

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