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

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 As the development pipeline continues to move into regions that are unaccustomed to warehouse facilities, combating NIMBYism will likely remain a persistent challenge. David Welch, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Australians are a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of people, not unaccustomed to dealing with trouble and tragedy on a continent of environmental extremes. New York Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Additional amenities include steam rooms, saunas, multiple pools, a whirlpool and oxygen rooms, which are essential for out-of-towners unaccustomed to the thin air in a city with a more than 6,000-foot elevation. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 Plucked in the sixth round out of Washington State’s Air Raid offense, Patmon entered the NFL raw, unaccustomed to playing in an offense that requires the attention to detail Indianapolis demands of its wide receivers. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Dec. 2021 Erik Ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino are two of the frontrunners for the job, but there is no point in hiring either of them if the club, through Rangnick, decides against a style of play that is unaccustomed to them. Liam Canning, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 Unsettled and volatile markets always present some of the best opportunities—but also present some of the highest risks to those unaccustomed to taking new trends into account. Alan Donenfeld, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 Some of the problems stem from the fact that voters are unaccustomed to providing the ID information on their ballots. Adam Brewster, CBS News, 18 Feb. 2022 In the middle of the first half Thursday in Los Angeles, Spurs forward Keita Bates-Diop found himself in two unaccustomed places at once. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unaccustomed

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Apr 2022

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“Unaccustomed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaccustomed. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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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