[ uh-kweyn-tid ]
/ əˈkweɪn tɪd /


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

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at acquaint, -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for unacquainted (1 of 2)


/ (ˌʌnəˈkweɪntɪd) /


not familiar or conversant with (someone or something)
(of people) not having met or been introduced

British Dictionary definitions for unacquainted (2 of 2)


/ (əˈkweɪntɪd) /

adjective (postpositive)

(sometimes foll by with) on terms of familiarity but not intimacy
(foll by with) having knowledge or experience (of); familiar (with)
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