noun, plural fa·mil·i·ar·i·ties.
Origin of familiarity
Examples from the Web for familiarity
And there is definitely something to finding solace in food, familiarity, and memory.
Talking about death is never easy, but with food, comfort, and familiarity, a new kind of dinner party is making it easier.
Living in a society openly governed by force with those who have demonstrated their familiarity with it increases the danger.
Familiarity with search-engines helps, a strange quirk of working in this retro medium.
The difference is one of familiarity and choice not law or logic.
What enabled him to see it so clearly was his familiarity with the ways of men and the uncelestial politics of Florence.The Bridling of Pegasus|Alfred Austin
But their great age and the familiarity of their presence had softened the decree in its enforcement.On the Vice of Novel Reading.|Young E. Allison
It seems to feel that every offer of kindness or familiarity is a menace to its liberty.
"He approached me with familiarity, I repulsed him with ceremony," said a man of rank, alluding to an impertinence of this kind.The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion|Henry Lunettes
At first, resenting his familiarity, I would hint at my desire to be alone, would explain that I was busy.Paul Kelver|Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for familiarity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for familiarity
c.1200, from Old French familiarite and directly from Latin familiaritatem (nominative familiaritas) "intimacy, friendship," from familiaris "friendly, intimate" (see familiar). Meaning "undue intimacy" is from late 14c. That of "close acquaintance" is from c.1600.