un·​ac·​quaint·​ed ˌən-ə-ˈkwān-təd How to pronounce unacquainted (audio)
: not acquainted: such as
: not having experience or knowledge of something
used with with
was unacquainted with the issues
a reader unacquainted with her style
She was unacquainted with the world of the fashionable New York hotel …Edith Wharton
: not known personally or socially
introducing two previously unacquainted cousins
unacquaintedness noun

Examples of unacquainted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the unacquainted aren’t given much to go on either. Guy Lodge, Variety, 1 Oct. 2023 For the unacquainted, Loch Lomond is a lake in southern Scotland that is part of the greater Loch Lomond area and the Trossachs National Park. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 June 2023 His happy intensity has spread urgency to a roster unacquainted with it. Ben Shpigel, New York Times, 10 Sep. 2022 For those unacquainted, PopCorners are chips that are actually popcorn, or popcorn that are actually chips. Emma Laperruque, Bon Appétit, 2 Nov. 2022 This means that previously unacquainted viruses and hosts will meet for the first time, potentially leading to viral spillover—where a virus jumps from one reservoir host to a new one, like our old friend SARS-CoV-2. WIRED, 27 Oct. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unacquainted was in 1565

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“Unacquainted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unacquainted. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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