What does familiarity mean?

Definitions for familiarity
fəˌmɪl iˈær ɪ ti, -mɪlˈyær-fa·mil·iar·i·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word familiarity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquaintance, familiarity, conversance, conversancy(noun)

    personal knowledge or information about someone or something

  2. familiarity(noun)

    usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known

  3. familiarity, intimacy, closeness(noun)

    close or warm friendship

    "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"

  4. casualness, familiarity(noun)

    a casual manner

  5. familiarity, impropriety, indecorum, liberty(noun)

    an act of undue intimacy


  1. familiarity(Noun)

    The state of being extremely friendly; intimacy.

  2. familiarity(Noun)

    Undue intimacy; inappropriate informality, impertinence.

  3. familiarity(Noun)

    An instance of familiar behaviour.

  4. familiarity(Noun)

    Close or habitual acquaintance with someone or something; understanding or recognition acquired from experience.

  5. Origin: From familiarité, from familiaritatem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Familiarity(noun)

    the state of being familiar; intimate and frequent converse, or association; unconstrained intercourse; freedom from ceremony and constraint; intimacy; as, to live in remarkable familiarity

  2. Familiarity(noun)

    anything said or done by one person to another unceremoniously and without constraint; esp., in the pl., such actions and words as propriety and courtesy do not warrant; liberties

How to pronounce familiarity?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say familiarity in sign language?

  1. familiarity


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of familiarity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of familiarity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of familiarity in a Sentence

  1. Aesop:

    Familiarity breed contempt.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    Too much familiarity breeds contempt.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.

  4. Miguel de Cervantes:

    I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.

  5. Apuleius:

    Familiarity breeds contempt, while rarity wins admiration.

Images & Illustrations of familiarity

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Translations for familiarity

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  • близки отношения, фамилиарност, интимностBulgarian
  • VertrautheitGerman
  • familiaridad, impertinencia, intimidadSpanish
  • intimitate, familiaritateRomanian
  • ознакомленность, фамильярностьRussian

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