unacquainted


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un·ac·quaint·ed

 (ŭn′ə-kwān′tĭd)
adj.
1. Not familiar or acquainted with another.
2. Not informed or knowledgeable: unacquainted with the legal issues at hand.

unacquainted

(ˌʌnəˈkweɪntɪd)
adj
1. not familiar or conversant with (someone or something)
2. (of people) not having met or been introduced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unacquainted - not knowledgeable about something specified; "American tourists wholly innocent of French"; "a person unacquainted with our customs"
uninformed - not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public"
2.unacquainted - having little or no knowledge ofunacquainted - having little or no knowledge of; "unacquainted with city ways"
unfamiliar - not known or well known; "a name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"

unacquainted

adjective
Translations

unacquainted

[ˈʌnəˈkweɪntɪd] ADJ to be unacquainted withdesconocer, ignorar

unacquainted

[ˌʌnəˈkweɪntɪd] adj
to be unacquainted with sth → ne pas connaître qch

unacquainted

adj pred to be unacquainted with povertydie Armut nicht kennen; to be unacquainted with the factsmit den Tatsachen nicht vertraut sein; I’m not unacquainted with fameRuhm or Berühmtheit ist mir nicht gänzlich fremd; they’re unacquainted with each othersie kennen sich nicht

unacquainted

[ˌʌnəˈkweɪntɪd] adj to be unacquainted with (facts) → ignorare, non essere al corrente di; (poverty) → non aver mai conosciuto
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But the Showman passed on, in maiden meditation, fancy free, and being joined soon afterward by the Bear, who was absently picking his teeth, it was inferred that they were not unacquainted.
for it does not depend upon the walls; for I can suppose Peloponnesus itself surrounded with a wall, as Babylon was, and every other place, which rather encircles many nations than one city, and that they say was taken three days when some of the inhabitants knew nothing of it: but we shall find a proper time to determine this question; for the extent of a city, how large it should be, and whether it should consist of more than one people, these are particulars that the politician should by no means be unacquainted with.
The plot of Rose to rob and abandon his countrymen when in the heart of the wilderness, and to throw himself into the hands of savages, may appear strange and improbable to those unacquainted with the singular and anomalous characters that are to be found about the borders.
[*] I discovered eight varieties of antelope, with which I was previously totally unacquainted, and many new species of plants, for the most part of the bulbous tribe.--A.Q.
Unacquainted with grief, I knew not how to appraise my bereavement; I could not rightly estimate the strength of the stroke.
An observer unacquainted with its history would hardly put it into the category of "haunted houses," yet in all the region round such is its evil reputation.
In obedience to this obstinacy the doctor had in his youth been obliged to study physic, or rather to say he studied it; for in reality books of this kind were almost the only ones with which he was unacquainted; and unfortunately for him, the doctor was master of almost every other science but that by which he was to get his bread; the consequence of which was, that the doctor at the age of forty had no bread to eat.
I find, since reading over the foregoing Narrative, that I have, in several instances, spoken in such a tone and manner, respecting religion, as may possi- bly lead those unacquainted with my religious views to suppose me an opponent of all religion.
I could not help reflecting on this occasion how imprudently I had trusted my life in the hands of men unacquainted with compassion of civility, but recollecting at the same time that the intent of my journey was such as might give me hopes of the divine protection, I banished all thoughts but those of finding a way into Aethiopia.
Safie nursed her with the most devoted affection, but the poor girl died, and the Arabian was left alone, unacquainted with the language of the country and utterly ignorant of the customs of the world.
This was a party of regular "down-easters," that is to say, people of New England, who, with the all-penetrating and all-pervading spirit of their race, were now pushing their way into a new field of enterprise with which they were totally unacquainted. The party had been fitted out and was maintained and commanded by Mr.
Monsignor Giulio Mazarini economized the traveling expenses of his guards; he consequently used the king's, and that largely, since he took fifty of them for himself -- a peculiarity which would not have failed to strike any one unacquainted with the usages of that court.