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familiarity

[ fuh-mil-ee-ar-i-tee, -mil-yar- ]
/ f蓹藢m瑟l i藞忙r 瑟 ti, -m瑟l藞y忙r- /
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Definition of familiarity

noun, plural fa路mil路i路ar路i路ties.
thorough knowledge or mastery of a thing, subject, etc.
the state of being familiar; friendly relationship; close acquaintance; intimacy.
an absence of ceremony and formality; informality.
freedom of behavior justified only by the closest relationship; undue intimacy.
Often familiarities. an instance of such freedom, as in action or speech.
a sexual liberty or impropriety.
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Origin of familiarity

1350鈥1400; Middle English familiarite (<Anglo-French ) <Latin famili膩rit膩s intimacy. See familiar, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM familiarity

o路ver路fa路mil路i路ar路i路ty, nounpre路fa路mil路i路ar路i路ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for familiarity

familiarity
/ (f蓹藢m瑟l瑟藞忙r瑟t瑟) /

noun plural -ties
reasonable knowledge or acquaintance, as with a subject or place
close acquaintanceship or intimacy
undue intimacy
(sometimes plural) an instance of unwarranted intimacy
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