unfamiliar

[ uhn-fuh-mil-yer ]
/ ˌʌn fəˈmɪl yər /

adjective

not familiar; not acquainted with or conversant about: to be unfamiliar with a subject.
different; unaccustomed; unusual; strange: an unfamiliar treat.

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Origin of unfamiliar

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + familiar

OTHER WORDS FROM unfamiliar

un·fa·mil·i·ar·i·ty [uhn-fuh-mil-ee-ar-i-tee] /ˌʌn fəˌmɪl iˈær ɪ ti/, nounun·fa·mil·iar·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unfamiliar

unfamiliar
/ (ˌʌnfəˈmɪljə) /

adjective

not known or experienced; strange
(postpositive foll by with) not familiar

Derived forms of unfamiliar

unfamiliarity (ˌʌnfəˌmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ), noununfamiliarly, adverb
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