unfamiliarity


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Related to unfamiliarity: unacquainted, knowledgeability

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unfamiliarity - unusualness as a consequence of not being well known
unusualness - uncommonness by virtue of being unusual
queerness, quirk, quirkiness, oddity, crotchet - a strange attitude or habit
eeriness, ghostliness - strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear
freakishness, abnormality - marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal
singularity - strangeness by virtue of being remarkable or unusual
bizarreness, outlandishness, weirdness - strikingly out of the ordinary
quaintness - strangeness as a consequence of being old fashioned; "some words in her dialect had a charming quaintness"
eccentricity - strange and unconventional behavior
familiarity - usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known

unfamiliarity

noun
The condition of being uninformed or unaware:
Translations
عَدَم الإطِّلاع، عَدَم الألْفَه
neznalost
ukendskab
ismeretlen jelleg
ókunnugleiki
neznalosť
alışılmamışlıkyabancılık

unfamiliarity

[ˈʌnfəˌmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ] Nfalta f de familiaridad

unfamiliarity

[ˌʌnfəmɪliˈærɪti] n
(= lack of knowledge) → méconnaissance f
unfamiliarity with sth → méconnaissance de qch

unfamiliarity

n
(= strangeness, novelty, of experience, taste, sight, surroundings) → Ungewohntheit f; (of subject, person)Fremdheit f, → Unbekanntheit f
(= lack of acquaintance) his unfamiliarity with economicssein Mangel man ökonomischem Wissen; because of my unfamiliarity with …wegen meiner mangelnden Kenntnisse (+gen)or Vertrautheit mit …

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
References in classic literature ?
At first they were terror stricken at the hideous visages of five of the creatures they beheld, but when they saw how few their numbers, and how poorly armed they were, as well as the awkwardness with which they carried their parangs, denoting their unfamiliarity with the weapons, they took heart and prepared to ambush them.
He was groping about amongst familiar scenes, over which time had thrown the pall of unfamiliarity. What manner of place would he find--what manner of place did he desire to find?
Whether the unfamiliarity of the forest was the cause of it, or something less definite, she could not determine.
But the first man on Mars would have experienced less unfamiliarity than did he.
No one can calculate the turns of mood in convalescence: but Father Brown's depression must have had a great deal to do with his mere unfamiliarity with the sea.
Jellyby's lambs, being wholly unconnected with Borrioboola-Gha; he is not softened by distance and unfamiliarity; he is not a genuine foreign-grown savage; he is the ordinary home-made article.
That afternoon, what with tea and the curiosities of the Thames tunnel and the unfamiliarity of the streets, passed so quickly that the only method of prolonging it was to plan another expedition for the following day.
The police of three countries had tracked the great criminal at last from Ghent to Brussels, from Brussels to the Hook of Holland; and it was conjectured that he would take some advantage of the unfamiliarity and confusion of the Eucharistic Congress, then taking place in London.
If you're new to the party, however, be aware that DMC is unabashedly outmoded, with linear levels, restricted fight zones and a convoluted plot that makes no allowance for unfamiliarity.
Maher said most accidents took place due to negligence, reckless driving and speeding, unfamiliarity with rules, mechanical failures on major thoroughfares, inadequate pedestrian and a slow response to emergency.
This unfamiliarity allowed last year's substitute May Luna and the rookie Dela Cruz to blossom for the Lady Spikers with 11 points apiece.
He said most accidents took place due to negligence, reckless driving and speeding, unfamiliarity with rules, mechanical failures on major thoroughfares, defective traffic engineering, bad road conditions, inadequate pedestrian facilities, encroachments, lengthy court proceedings and a slow response to emergency.