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un·fa·mil·iar

unfamiliar

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn f mIl yr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not known or experienced before; unusual; strange.
Unfamiliar faces scare the baby.
antonyms:
familiar
similar words:
foreign, new, strange
definition 2: not having previous experience or knowledge; not acquainted.
He is unfamiliar with the rules.
antonyms:
accustomed, familiar
similar words:
ignorant
derivations: unfamiliarly (adv.), unfamiliarity (n.)
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The word unfamiliar contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2