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

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Other Words from unacquainted

unacquaintedness noun

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In one experiment, pairs of unacquainted participants were given 20 minutes to converse freely about purchases. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Why we hate hearing about other people’s vacations," 18 Oct. 2018 Unless the tenor of the arguments gets much worse, continue to give your neighbors the illusion of privacy, that blessed illusion that allows unacquainted adults to share living space without shame. Robin Abrahams, BostonGlobe.com, "We can hear our neighbors’ loud fighting. Should we intervene?," 3 May 2018 Some have attempted to dismiss the president’s conduct as the actions of a new president, a free-wheeling businessman unaccustomed and unacquainted with the finer points of the office and government in general. Rep. Adam Schiff, Esquire, "Memo to the Public: The President Wants to Make the FBI His Instrument," 3 Feb. 2018 Yet here again, no effort is made by Ms. Lind to engage the unacquainted. Ken Jaworowski, New York Times, "Review: The Documentary ‘Bobbi Jene’ Finds a Dancer in Flux," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unacquainted

1565, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unacquainted was in 1565

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English Language Learners Definition of unacquainted

: not having knowledge about something : not having seen or experienced something
: not having met : not knowing each other in a personal or social way

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