Definition of unaccustomed
1 : not customary : not usual or common
2 : not habituated —usually used with to
unaccustomedlyplay \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
Recent Examples of unaccustomed from the Web
Residents were skeptical of initial plans for a 16-story residential tower, which would stick out in an inner-ring suburb unaccustomed to such heights.
Now 24, Goldring is part of a population of patients who present new challenges to a health care system unaccustomed to dealing with survivors of once-fatal conditions.
Hitters are unaccustomed to seeing fastballs thrown with an overhand delivery so low to the ground.
The case rocked the small, wealthy suburban city unaccustomed to political scandal.
Adding insult to injury, their great rivals Tottenham finished above them, which hasn't happened since 1995, a feeling Wenger had been hitherto unaccustomed to experiencing.
As if Western Washington residents unaccustomed to sunshine and hot weather didn’t have enough to deal with — sunglasses?
Then came the Royals runs, a bounty to which Kennedy had grown unaccustomed.
But the razor-thin vote in the House of Representatives earlier this month to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has moved the state into an unaccustomed position: ground zero in next year’s battle for control of Congress.
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First Known Use of unaccustomed
UNACCUSTOMED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unaccustomed for English Language Learners
: not usual or common : not customary
: not familiar with something so that it does not seem normal or usual : not used to something
UNACCUSTOMED Defined for Kids
Definition of unaccustomed for Students
: not used to something He was unaccustomed to strenuous work.
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