Synonyms for acquaintance

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-kweyn-tns
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkweɪn tns

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Définition of acquaintance

Origin :
  • c.1300, "state of being acquainted;" late 14c., "person with whom one is acquainted;" also "personal knowledge;" from Old French acointance "acquaintance, friendship, familiarity," noun of action from acointer (see acquaint). Acquaintant (17c.), would have been better in the "person known" sense but is now obsolete.
  • noun a person known informally
  • noun knowledge of something through experience
Example sentences :
  • Keep me posted, please, as to your success in making their acquaintance.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • By the way, Miss Gracie, I think he is an acquaintance of yours.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • But what would such a rule as that do with most of the Christians of your acquaintance?
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • A word about Autun itself, a town that improves marvellously on acquaintance.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Yates had one receipt for making the acquaintance of all mankind.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • My name is Claude Bennett, and I'm happy to make your acquaintance.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • Had she sinned in making the acquaintance of Felicien, and then in keeping it a secret?
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • But dancing was the only feminine accomplishment with which she had any acquaintance.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • All this time I was the envy of my acquaintance; but I was more deserving of their compassion.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • This was a signal perfectly well understood by her acquaintance.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth

Antonyms for acquaintance

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