Antonyms for familiar

Grammar : Adj
Spell : fuh-mil-yer
Phonetic Transcription : fəˈmɪl yər

Definition of familiar

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "intimate, very friendly, on a family footing," from Old French famelier, from Latin familiaris "domestic, of a household;" also "familiar, intimate, friendly," dissimilated from *familialis, from familia (see family). The sense gradually broadened. Of things, from late 15c. The noun meaning "demon, evil spirit that answers one's call" is from 1580s.
  • adj common, well-known
  • adj knowledgeable
  • adj friendly, bold
Example sentences :
  • The tune was familiar to her in happier days, and she listened to it with tears.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • His frank, familiar manner made him a favorite on shipboard.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Mr. Gladstone knew what books he had and was familiar with their contents.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • "Listen, Dick," said he, using the familiar name for the first time.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • His name, once the most familiar, was forgotten in the list of American bards.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Of course you are familiar with the peculiar conformation of Cape Cod.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 » by Various
  • Dr. Everett, are you familiar with boarding-houses for young men?
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Its most significant details were of a sordid kind, familiar to poverty.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • I ought to beg her pardon for the familiar name, but I have known her ever since I was a child.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Not in the least like those with whom she had hitherto been most familiar.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden

Synonyms for familiar

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