Familiar vs. Unfamiliar

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  • Familiar (adjective)

    Known to one.

    "there’s a familiar face;"

    "that tune sounds familiar"

  • Familiar (adjective)


    "I'm quite familiar with this system;"

    "she's not familiar with manual gears"

  • Familiar (adjective)

    Intimate or friendly.

    "we are not on familiar terms;"

    "our neighbour is not familiar"

  • Familiar (adjective)

    Inappropriately intimate or friendly.

    "Don’t be familiar with me, boy!"

  • Familiar (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a family; familial.

  • Familiar (noun)

    An attendant spirit, often in animal or even demon form.

    "The witch’s familiar was a black cat."

  • Familiar (noun)

    A member of one's family or household.

  • Familiar (noun)

    A close friend.

  • Familiar (noun)

    The officer of the Inquisition who arrested suspected people.

  • Unfamiliar (adjective)

    Strange, not familiar.

  • Unfamiliar (noun)

    An unfamiliar person; a stranger.

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  • Familiar (noun)

    a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support

  • Familiar (noun)

    a person who is frequently in the company of another;

    "drinking companions"

    "comrades in arms"

  • Familiar (noun)

    a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard

  • Familiar (adjective)

    well known or easily recognized;

    "a familiar figure"

    "familiar songs"

    "familiar guests"

  • Familiar (adjective)

    within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange;

    "familiar ordinary objects found in every home"

    "a familiar everyday scene"

    "a familiar excuse"

    "a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences"

  • Familiar (adjective)

    (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly;

    "conversant with business trends"

    "familiar with the complex machinery"

    "he was familiar with those roads"

  • Familiar (adjective)

    having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship;

    "on familiar terms"

    "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"

  • Unfamiliar (adjective)

    not known or well known;

    "a name unfamiliar to most"

    "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"

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