unfamiliar


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Related to unfamiliar: unfamiliar territory

un·fa·mil·iar

 (ŭn′fə-mĭl′yər)
adj.
1. Not being acquainted; not conversant: unfamiliar with the roads here.
2. Not within one's knowledge; strange: unfamiliar faces.

un′fa·mil·iar′i·ty (-mĭl-yăr′ĭ-tē, -mĭl′ē-ăr′ĭ-tē) n.
un′fa·mil′iar·ly adv.

unfamiliar

(ˌʌnfəˈmɪljə)
adj
1. not known or experienced; strange
2. (foll by: with) not familiar
unfamiliarity n
ˌunfaˈmiliarly adv

un•fa•mil•iar

(ˌʌn fəˈmɪl yər)

adj.
1. not familiar; not acquainted or conversant with: to be unfamiliar with modern art.
2. unaccustomed; different, unusual, or novel: an unfamiliar treat.
[1585–95]
un`fa•mil`i•ar′i•ty (-iˈær ɪ ti) n.
un`fa•mil′iar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfamiliar - not known or well knownunfamiliar - not known or well known; "a name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"
foreign, strange - relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"
unknown - not known; "an unknown amount"; "an unknown island"; "an unknown writer"; "an unknown source"
familiar - well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"

unfamiliar

adjective
2. (with with) unacquainted with, a stranger to, unaccustomed to, inexperienced in, uninformed about, unversed in, uninitiated in, unskilled at, unpractised in, unconversant with She speaks no Japanese and is unfamiliar with Japanese culture.
unacquainted with experienced in, familiar with, accustomed to, acquainted with, knowledgeable about, conversant with, well-versed in

unfamiliar

adjective
2. Not the same as what was previously known or done:
Translations
غَيْرُ مَأْلُوفغَيْر مألوف، غَريبغَيْر مُطَّلِع على
neznámýneznalý
fremmedubekendt medukendt
vieras
nepoznat
nem ismer
ókunnugur, framandisem òekkir ekki til
不慣れの
익숙지 않은
nenusimanantnesusipažinęsnesusipažinimastarsi nepažindamas
neiepazinisnepazīstamsnezinošssvešs
neznan
obekant
ไม่รู้จักคุ้นเคย
không quen biết

unfamiliar

[ˈʌnfəˈmɪlɪəʳ] ADJdesconocido, extraño
I heard an unfamiliar voiceoí una voz desconocida or extraña
to be unfamiliar with sthno estar familiarizado con algo

unfamiliar

[ˌʌnfəˈmɪliər] adj
(= strange) [place, town, face] → inconnu(e); [person, word] → que l'on ne connaît pas; [aspect] → méconnu(e)
Keep an ongoing list of unfamiliar words → Tenez une liste des mots que vous ne connaissez pas.
to be unfamiliar to sb → être inconnu(e) à qn
to be unfamiliar with sth (= without knowledge of) → mal connaître qch

unfamiliar

adj
(= strange, unknown) experience, taste, sight, surroundingsungewohnt; subject, personfremd, unbekannt; unfamiliar territory (fig)Neuland nt; it is unfamiliar to mees ist ungewohnt für mich, es ist mir fremd or unbekannt
(= unacquainted) to be unfamiliar with somethingetw nicht kennen, mit etw nicht vertraut sein; with machine etcsich mit etw nicht auskennen; I am not unfamiliar with the situationdie Situation ist mir nicht gänzlich unbekannt

unfamiliar

[ˌʌnfəˈmɪljəʳ] adj (subject) → sconosciuto/a; (experience) → insolito/a; (surroundings) → estraneo/a
to be unfamiliar with sth → non essere pratico/a di qc, non avere familiarità con qc

unfamiliar

(anfəˈmiljə) adjective
1. not well-known. He felt nervous about walking along unfamiliar streets.
2. not knowing about. I am unfamiliar with the plays of Shakespeare.
unfaˈmiliarly adverb
unfamiliˈarity noun

unfamiliar

غَيْرُ مَأْلُوف neznámý fremmed unbekannt πρωτόγνωρος poco familiar vieras inhabituel nepoznat sconosciuto 不慣れの 익숙지 않은 onbekend ukjent nieznany desconhecido незнакомый obekant ไม่รู้จักคุ้นเคย aşina olmayan không quen biết 不熟悉的
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An indescribable oppression, which seemed to generate in some unfamiliar part of her consciousness, filled her whole being with a vague anguish.
Evidently these two young men were unfamiliar with the dueling ceremonies, though they were not unfamiliar with the sword.
It is no easy task to understand unfamiliar blood; I hate the reading idlers.
It required a certain amount of scientific education to perceive that the grey scale of the Thing was no common oxide, that the yellowish-white metal that gleamed in the crack between the lid and the cylinder had an unfamiliar hue.
I have used "China" merely as a synonym for "a distant country," when I wanted illustrations of unfamiliar things.
For they are only being driven from promontory to cape; and if one coast is no longer enlivened with their jets, then, be sure, some other and remoter strand has been very recently startled by the unfamiliar spectacle.
Figures with something singularly unfamiliar about them were seen by crowds on the sidewalk to pass in and out.
What diagnosis of her case the young man may have thought it best to conceal with a smile the historian is unable to state, but for himself he feels bound to say that fingers looking less stiff, and showing fewer evidences of even insensible pain, have seldom been submitted for medical inspection by even the fairest patient desiring a prescription of unfamiliar scenes.
There was the warm, steamy smell of dung when the frozen door was opened, and the cows, astonished at the unfamiliar light of the lantern, stirred on the fresh straw.
There was no signature, but he fancied that the handwriting was not wholly unfamiliar to him.
He wore a flannel collar of unfamiliar shape, and his clothes, although they were neat enough, were of a pattern and cut obviously designed to afford the maximum of ease and comfort with the minimum regard to appearance.
And as for the man who advised forming this camp- the Drissa camp," said Paulucci, as the Emperor mounted the steps and noticing Prince Andrew scanned his unfamiliar face, "as to that person, sire.