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unfamiliar

[uhn-fuh-mil-yer] /ˌʌn fəˈmɪl yər/
adjective
1.
not familiar; not acquainted with or conversant about:
to be unfamiliar with a subject.
2.
different; unaccustomed; unusual; strange:
an unfamiliar treat.
Origin of unfamiliar
1585-1595
1585-95; un-1 + familiar
Related forms
unfamiliarity
[uhn-fuh-mil-ee-ar-i-tee] /ˌʌn fəˌmɪl iˈær ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
unfamiliarly, adverb
Synonyms
2. curious, novel, new.
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  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for unfamiliarities

unfamiliar

/ˌʌnfəˈmɪljə/
adjective
1.
not known or experienced; strange
2.
(postpositive) foll by with. not familiar
Derived Forms
unfamiliarity (ˌʌnfəˌmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ) noun
unfamiliarly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unfamiliarities

unfamiliar

adj.

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + familiar. Related: Unfamiliarly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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