unaccustomed


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un·ac·cus·tomed

 (ŭn′ə-kŭs′təmd)
adj.
1. Not common or usual: "The legislature has produced a new budget of unaccustomed austerity" (People).
2. Not being habituated. Used with to: is still unaccustomed to a life of stress.

un′ac·cus′tomed·ly adv.

unaccustomed

(ˌʌnəˈkʌstəmd)
adj
1. (foll by to) not used (to): unaccustomed to pain.
2. not familiar; strange or unusual
ˌunacˈcustomedness n

un•ac•cus•tomed

(ˌʌn əˈkʌs təmd)

adj.
1. not accustomed or habituated.
2. uncommon; unexpected.
[1520–30]
un`ac•cus′tomed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unaccustomed - not habituated tounaccustomed - not habituated to; unfamiliar with; "unaccustomed to wearing suits"
accustomed - (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to; "accustomed to doing her own work"; "I've grown accustomed to her face"
2.unaccustomed - not customary or usualunaccustomed - not customary or usual; "an unaccustomed pleasure"; "many varieties of unaccustomed foods"; "a new budget of unaccustomed austerity"
unusual - not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"

unaccustomed

adjective
2. (with to) not used to, unfamiliar with, unused to, not given to, a newcomer to, a novice at, inexperienced at, unversed in, unpractised in, a newbie to (slang) They were unaccustomed to such military setbacks.
used to, given to, experienced at, practised in, well-versed in
Translations
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unaccustomed

[ˈʌnəˈkʌstəmd] ADJ
1. to be unaccustomed to sthno estar acostumbrado a algo, no tener costumbre de algo
to be unaccustomed to doing sthno tener costumbre de hacer algo, no acostumbrar hacer algo
unaccustomed as I am to public speakingaunque no tengo experiencia de hablar en público
2. (= unusual) with unaccustomed zealcon un entusiasmo insólito

unaccustomed

[ˌʌnəˈkʌstəmd] adjinaccoutumé(e), inhabituel(le)
unaccustomed to sth → peu habitué(e) à qch
to be unaccustomed to sth → être peu habitué(e) à qch
to be unaccustomed to doing sth → ne pas avoir l'habitude de faire qch
to be not unaccustomed to sth
She is not unaccustomed to controversy → Elle n'en est pas à sa première controverse.

unaccustomed

adj
(= unusual)ungewohnt; with unaccustomed anger/zealmit untypischem Zorn/Eifer
(of person: = unused) to be unaccustomed to somethingetw nicht gewohnt sein, an etw (acc)nicht gewöhnt sein; to be unaccustomed to doing somethinges nicht gewohnt sein, etw zu tun, nicht daran gewöhnt sein, etw zu tun; unaccustomed as I am to public speaking …ich bin kein großer Redner, aber …

unaccustomed

[ˌʌnəˈkʌstəmd] adj
a. (unused to) to be unaccustomed to sth/to doingnon essere abituato/a a qc/a fare
b. (unwonted) → insolito/a
with unaccustomed zeal → con insolito zelo

unaccustomed

a. no usual, no acostumbrado-a, desacostumbrado-a.
References in classic literature ?
The unaccustomed coarse food, the vodka he drank during those days, the absence of wine and cigars, his dirty unchanged linen, two almost sleepless nights passed on a short sofa without bedding- all this kept him in a state of excitement bordering on insanity.
The poor fellow's withered face brightened slowly and timidly, as if he were half incapable, half afraid, of indulging in the unaccustomed luxury of a smile.
The boards creaked beneath their tread, as if resenting the unaccustomed intrusion; nimble spiders, paralysed by the taper's glare, checked the motion of their hundred legs upon the wall, or dropped like lifeless things upon the ground; the death-watch ticked; and the scampering feet of rats and mice rattled behind the wainscot.
There was the shock of the unexpected and the unaccustomed. There was her husband's reproach looking at her from the external things around her which he had provided for her external existence.
But it was not thus in the present case with the Pequod's sharks; though, to be sure, any man unaccustomed to such sights, to have looked over her side that night, would have almost thought the whole round sea was one huge cheese, and those sharks the maggots in it.
David wanted to play on a pitch near the Round Pond with which he is familiar, but this would have placed me at a disadvantage, so I insisted on unaccustomed ground, and we finally pitched stumps in the Figs.
But the Square is so unaccustomed to the use of the moral terminology of Spaceland that I should be doing him an injustice if I were literally to transcribe his defence against this charge.
Passepartout, who had conscientiously studied the programme of his duties, was more than surprised to see his master guilty of the inexactness of appearing at this unaccustomed hour; for, according to rule, he was not due in Saville Row until precisely midnight.
She felt more kindly disposed to Philip than ever before, and the unaccustomed tenderness in her eyes filled him with joy.
But I did get a jingle twice each day; and the amount of alcohol I consumed every day, if loosed in the system of one unaccustomed to drink, would have put such a one on his back and out.
She felt her eyes opening wider and wider, her fingers and toes twitching nervously, something within oppressing her breathing, while all shapes and sounds seemed in the uncertain half-light to strike her with unaccustomed vividness.
He felt his limbs growing stiff with the unaccustomed chilliness of the night, and doubted whether he should be able to descend the steps of the scaffold.