Synonyms for acquaintances

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

Top 10 synonyms for acquaintances Other synonyms for the word acquaintances

Définition of acquaintances

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 :
  • Nor will I, but by distant civilities, return the compliments of any of my acquaintances.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • She meant, I suppose, to go to the Clarkes in Staffordshire, for she has no other acquaintances.
  • Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen
  • Acquaintances are quickly made and as quickly ended in a Pullman.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • I did as he directed, and, on getting on board, I fell in with lots of acquaintances.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • All the acquaintances I met asked me the news with eagerness.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete » by Duc de Saint-Simon
  • Moreover, Mademoiselle Saget had plenty of acquaintances here.
  • Extract from : « The Fat and the Thin » by Emile Zola
  • "Oh, if you like, I will classify all our acquaintances for you," replied Claude.
  • Extract from : « The Fat and the Thin » by Emile Zola
  • Possibly from him and some other acquaintances of mine I may learn something.
  • Extract from : « Cy Whittaker's Place » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • After breakfast Captain Elisha went downtown to call on some acquaintances.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Warren's Wards » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And to do that one must use one's acquaintances as rounds in the ladder.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Dan's Daughter » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Antonyms for acquaintances

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