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Definitions for unfamiliar
ˌʌn fəˈmɪl yərun·fa·mil·iar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfamiliaradjective

    not known or well known

    "a name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"

Wiktionary

  1. unfamiliarnoun

    An unfamiliar person; a stranger.

  2. unfamiliaradjective

    Strange, not familiar.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unfamiliaradjective

    Unaccustomed; such as is not common.

    The matters which we handle, seem, by reason of newness, dark, intricate, unfamiliar. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    Geoffrey Chaucer ’s uncouth, or rather unfamiliar, language, deters many readers. Thomas Warton, Spenser.

ChatGPT

  1. unfamiliar

    Unfamiliar refers to something or someone that is not known, unrecognized, or not experienced before. It describes a state of lacking knowledge or awareness about something, often leading to a sense of uncertainty or discomfort.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unfamiliar

    un-fa-mil′yar, adj. not familiar.—n. Unfamiliar′ity.—adv. Unfamil′iarly.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfamiliar in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfamiliar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of unfamiliar in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Miller:

    No veteran in crisis should ever have to wait for service or be transferred without a positive handoff, told to call another organization, or -- worst of all -- have their call terminated without receiving any assistance, the larger issue is that this situation shows that the VA employees in charge of running the crisis line were asleep at the switch -- utterly unfamiliar with the day-to-day operations of the program.

  2. Mark Linden:

    For parents of children who are born premature or with other medical complications, the joy of a new baby is tempered with worry, the medicalized environment in which the baby is placed in the days and weeks following delivery is unfamiliar and at times frightening for parents.

  3. Del Coro.Buy:

    If you come across an unfamiliar ingredient, talk to a farmer who is selling it and ask him or her for advice on how to prepare it !

  4. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman:

    For many consumers, a trip to the automotive parts store can be a confusing foray into unfamiliar territory, when retailers are not transparent and accurate in their pricing, consumers suffer.

  5. Brian Welch:

    Earendel existed so long ago that it may not have had all the same raw materials as the stars around us today, studying Earendel will be Studying Earendel into an era of the universe that we are unfamiliar with, but that led to everything we do know. Studying Earendel's like we've been reading a really interesting book, but we started with the second chapter, and now we will have a chance to see how it all got started.

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