unfamiliar

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adjective un·fa·mil·iar \ˌən-fə-ˈmil-yər\

Definition of unfamiliar

  1. :  not familiar:a :  not well-known :  strange an unfamiliar placeb :  not well acquainted unfamiliar with the subject

unfamiliarity

play \ˌən-fə-ˌmil-ˈyer-ə-tē, -ˌmi-lē-ˈyer-, -ˈya-rə-\ noun

unfamiliarly

play \ˌən-fə-ˈmil-yər-lē\ adverb

Examples of unfamiliar in a Sentence

  1. He gets nervous when he is in unfamiliar surroundings.

  2. The book is full of unfamiliar words.

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First Known Use of unfamiliar

1594



UNFAMILIAR Defined for English Language Learners

unfamiliar

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adjective

Definition of unfamiliar for English Language Learners

  • : not frequently seen, heard, or experienced


UNFAMILIAR Defined for Kids

unfamiliar

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adjective un·fa·mil·iar \ˌən-fə-ˈmil-yər\

Definition of unfamiliar for Students

  1. 1 :  not well-known :  strange an unfamiliar sight

  2. 2 :  lacking good knowledge of something I'm unfamiliar with this subject.



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