unused to

idiom

: not familiar or comfortable with (something) : not used to (something)
He is unused to large crowds.

Examples of unused to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The loss was painfully embarrassing for a politician unused to defeat. Michael H. Brown, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2024 Brazil’s criminal networks span many borders, so reversing the trend will require deep international cooperation of the kind not only that Brasília is unused to but that its foreign policy elites have also traditionally rejected. Matias Spektor, Foreign Affairs, 28 Feb. 2024 The brutality shocked a nation previously unused to this level of violence, especially as those responsible were Shiite clergymen, men of God. Kasra Naji, Foreign Affairs, 17 Aug. 2016 However, the product should be untouched and unused to continue the refund process. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 Workers on the upper floors of downtown high-rises felt it most, with swaying lights causing consternation in a city unused to shaking. Quakebot, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2023 The bloodshed sent shockwaves through a Balkan nation scarred by wars, but unused to mass murders. Jovana Gec and Dusan Stojanovic, BostonGlobe.com, 5 May 2023 The incident sent shockwaves through a nation unused to mass murders. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, 5 May 2023 Nickel-rich cells typically have to leave a buffer that is unused to prevent overcharging. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2023

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“Unused to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unused%20to. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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