un·​ac·​quaint·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈkwān-təd How to pronounce unacquainted (audio) \

Definition of unacquainted

: not acquainted: such as
a : not having experience or knowledge of something used with with was unacquainted with the issuesa reader unacquainted with her styleShe was unacquainted with the world of the fashionable New York hotel …— Edith Wharton
b : not known personally or socially introducing two previously unacquainted cousins

Other Words from unacquainted

unacquaintedness noun

Examples of unacquainted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those of you unacquainted with the show, the contestants move into a large, beautifully (but weirdly) decorated home where they are cut off from the rest of the world. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 July 2022 For the unacquainted, the Roca brothers together helm Michelin three-star restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain. Rachel.maree.cormack@gmail.com, Robb Report, 14 Apr. 2022 The wooden wheel and tall, closely situated gear shifter are a joy to use, and any intimidation an unacquainted driver may feel washes away after the first mile. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 Spend too much time on, say, how to tie a fly, and those unacquainted with the sport can quickly lose interest. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Oct. 2021 Four unacquainted people meet at an immigration detention center in Australia. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2021 And young, unacquainted with despair and allergic to the idea that anything is too late. Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2021 For anyone unacquainted with Made In Cookware, the brand offers pro-quality kitchenware at a much lower price point than other premium brands. Sholeen Damarwala, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Also, the menu at Boiling Seafood Express -- saucy platters of seafood boils -- may not have been the most familiar taste for unacquainted customers looking for grab-and-go options, Smith said. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 3 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unacquainted

1565, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jul 2022

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“Unacquainted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unacquainted. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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