unacquainted

adjective
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

Examples of unacquainted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Downtown Cleveland restaurants faced hurdles due to parking bans during NFL Draft weekend," 3 May 2021 To be less unacquainted with plants or more connected to surroundings because of me is a huge win. Denny, Bon Appétit, "Alexis Nikole Is Making #ForagerTikTok Our Favorite Place to Be," 17 Mar. 2021 For the unacquainted, Steel Magnolias is a 1989 comedy-drama starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, and Julia Roberts. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Real-Life Southern Couples Are Serving the Armadillo Groom’s Cake From Steel Magnolias," 9 Mar. 2021 Trees and fungi were once small, unacquainted ocean expats, still slick with seawater, searching for new opportunities. New York Times, "The Social Life of Forests," 2 Dec. 2020 Who invites a bunch of previously unacquainted (or semi-acquainted) people to their home and then doesn’t introduce (or re-introduce) them to each other at the beginning of the evening? Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Dinner party reveals problem without a name," 19 Aug. 2020 Four unacquainted people meet at an immigration detention center in Australia. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "New on Netflix in July 2020: 'Kissing Booth 2,' 'Baby-Sitters Club,' Charlize Theron," 24 June 2020 For the unacquainted, cowboy memes are suddenly unavoidable on Twitter, while artists from Solange to Cardi B and Lizzo have reclaimed the cowboy narrative by incorporating Western imagery in their performances. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Five Burning Questions: Billboard Staffers Discuss Lil Nas X's Top 40 Breakout Hit 'Old Town Road'," 26 Mar. 2019 Gatlinburg Is Celebrating Its 75th Anniversary All Year Long For the unacquainted, this historic Gatlinburg SkyLift is a scenic chairlift ride that takes passengers 1,800-feet up to the top of Crockett Mountain for one-a-kind views of the Smokies. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Join Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Tonight for a Virtual Nighttime SkyLift Ride and Illuminated SkyBridge Walk," 28 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of unacquainted

1565, in the meaning defined above

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“Unacquainted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unacquainted. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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unacquainted

adjective

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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