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.

    Etymology: From familiarité, from familiaritatem.

  2. familiarity(Noun)

    Undue intimacy; inappropriate informality, impertinence.

    Etymology: From familiarité, from familiaritatem.

  3. familiarity(Noun)

    An instance of familiar behaviour.

    Etymology: From familiarité, from familiaritatem.

  4. familiarity(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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?

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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. Miguel de Cervantes:

    I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.

  2. William McCants:

    A lot of it was hastily composed and it's written by people who often don't have a long familiarity with the group.

  3. Honore' de Balzac:

    Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything familiarity.

  4. James Blake:

    As a lot of people know, new events that first year can be difficult because you don't have that familiarity, but we are going to do everything we can to make sure we knock it out of the park and keep it in Miami.

  5. Antoine de Rivarol:

    Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds.

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
  • fortrogenhetSwedish

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