Definition of Familiarity in English :

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Familiarity meaning in English

Meaning of Familiarity in English

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Familiarity pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of familiarity


1. acquaintance, conversance, conversancy, familiarity

personal knowledge or information about someone or something

2. familiarity

usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known

3. closeness, familiarity, intimacy

close or warm friendship

Example Sentences:
'the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy'

4. casualness, familiarity

a casual manner

5. familiarity, impropriety, indecorum, liberty

an act of undue intimacy

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of familiarity
noun plural -ties
reasonable knowledge or acquaintance, as with a subject or place
close acquaintanceship or intimacy
undue intimacy
4. (sometimes plural)
an instance of unwarranted intimacy

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see synonyms of familiarity
nounWord forms: plural faˌmiliˈarities
close association; intimacy
free and intimate behavior; absence of formality and ceremony
intimacy that is too bold or unwelcome
a highly intimate act, remark, etc.; often, specif., a caress or other act of sexual intimacy
close acquaintance (with something)

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see synonyms of familiarity
n. pl. fa·mil·iar·i·ties
a. Acquaintance with or knowledge of something: I have little familiarity with that software program.
b. The quality of being known from past experience: The familiarity of the buildings made us realize that we must be near the hotel.
2. Established friendship or intimacy: cooperation that came easily because of the partners' familiarity.
a. Improper or unduly intimate friendliness; forwardness: found the familiarity of the sales clerk offensive.
b. An act characterized by forwardness.

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