- not familiar; not acquainted with or conversant about: to be unfamiliar with a subject.
- different; unaccustomed; unusual; strange: an unfamiliar treat.
Origin of unfamiliar
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2. curious, novel, new.
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Examples from the Web for unfamiliarities
He seemed to be groping for some clew, some familiar sign that would resolve all the unfamiliarities to old acquaintance.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
- not known or experienced; strange
- (postpositive foll by with) not familiar
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Word Origin and History for unfamiliarities
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