: not having any knowledge of something
I'm unfamiliar with that subject/language.
Recent Examples on the Web Dom Pérignon is one of the most famous luxury brands in the world, but for all the name recognition, many buyers are unfamiliar with Dom Pérignon's distinctive winemaking style and the breadth of its Champagne products. —Kristen Shirley, Travel + Leisure, 13 May 2023 For those who may be unfamiliar with these live streaming services, FuboTV is one of the better alternatives to regular cable. —Josie Howell | Jhowell@al.com, al, 12 May 2023 Juneteenth may be a federal holiday in the United States, but since it’s only been mandated for two full years, many are still unfamiliar with its history. —Karla Pope, Woman's Day Magazine, 5 May 2023 What was once side-eyed as a funky foreign condiment by those unfamiliar with it, has now become a trendy mainstay. —Alyssa Jung, Good Housekeeping, 4 May 2023 But the Kims were unfamiliar with musicals in general prior to opening their shop. —Tony Lee, NBC News, 3 May 2023 And yet, many who are unfamiliar with it sometimes rely on vague stereotypes and pop culture references to define it. —Aj Willingham, CNN, 29 Apr. 2023 Only those unfamiliar with Reichardt's quiet canon will await something more traditionally exciting on the film's horizon. —A.a. Dowd, Chron, 21 Apr. 2023 For those unfamiliar with the term, before securities like stocks and crypto shares can be offered for sale to public investors, they must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to Investopedia. —Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 19 Apr. 2023 See More
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