not accustomed or habituated: to be unaccustomed to hardships.
unusual; unfamiliar: A brief after-dinner speech is an unaccustomed pleasure.
- un·ac·cus·tomed·ness, noun
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How to use unaccustomed in a sentence
He wanted to do so partly to buoy the crushed spirits of Americans unaccustomed to being attacked.It wasn’t hubris that drove America into Afghanistan. It was fear. | Robert Kagan | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Though the new directors would be a minority of a 12-person board, the top executives at ExxonMobil and many other corporations are unaccustomed to being challenged by their own handpicked directors.
Leal cites a lack of expertise and confidence among teaching staff unaccustomed to teaching climate change, as well as the time pressure within already crowded curriculums.The Unexpected Ways Climate Change is Reshaping College Education | Ciara Nugent | April 16, 2021 | Time
People of color have not only been disproportionately impacted by the events of 2020, they are also historically unaccustomed to taking the time to care for themselves, Brown said.Falling short on your 2021 resolutions? Remember: pandemic. | Allyson Chiu | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
In all, a Washington Post tally found, she has delivered more than $800 million to a collection of schools, public and private, that are almost entirely unaccustomed to that level of largesse.‘Transformational’: MacKenzie Scott’s gifts to HBCUs, other colleges surpass $800 million | Nick Anderson, Lauren Lumpkin | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
To those unaccustomed to the machinations of the UN, this may seem like yet another insignificant and toothless resolution.At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style | Jay Michaelson | June 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A month after that announcement, unaccustomed daylight was forced upon the lithium-ion battery industry.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo | Clive Irving | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It means “very tasty;” and it simply never is—that is, not to those unaccustomed to the flavors of the Slavic palate.The Sickle of Plenty: “Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking” | Liesl Schillinger | September 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But in a country unaccustomed to electoral ambiguity, there was fear in the air: It was palpable.
While Kelley is unaccustomed to dealing with the media and was nervous about our sit-down, her task is in many ways far easier.Like Jill Kelley, Paula Broadwell Eyes Comeback After Petraeus Scandal | Howard Kurtz | January 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was flushed and felt intoxicated with the sound of her own voice and the unaccustomed taste of candor.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Niopo is a powerful stimulant, a small portion of it producing violent sneezing in persons unaccustomed to its use.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
But also he saw strange, unaccustomed raiment, he saw a sheet of gold, he smelt the soft breath of ambra.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
She was delicate and unaccustomed to privation and discomfort—and the cottage had its disadvantages.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
It is ill-bred, and looks as if you were unaccustomed to such pleasures, and so desirous to prolong each one.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for unaccustomed
(foll by to) not used (to): unaccustomed to pain
not familiar; strange or unusual
- unaccustomedness, noun
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