- having personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.; informed (usually followed by with): to be acquainted with law.
- brought into social contact; made familiar: people acquainted through mutual friends.
Origin of acquainted
Examples from the Web for unacquainted
If you happen to be unacquainted with its authentic history, so much the better.Other Tales and Sketches
She felt the awkwardness of being surrounded by people with whom she was unacquainted.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
His brother; imagining he had gone abroad, was unacquainted with his danger.Night and Morning, Complete
You can see that he is unacquainted with our little mountains!A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
I am unacquainted with the nature of all the papers she received, but I well remember the agony they seemed to inflict on her.The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete
Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
- not familiar or conversant with (someone or something)
- (of people) not having met or been introduced
- (sometimes foll by with) on terms of familiarity but not intimacy
- (foll by with) having knowledge or experience (of); familiar (with)
Word Origin and History for unacquainted
early 13c., "personally known;" past participle adjective from acquaint (v.). Of skills, situations, etc., from late 15c.