- 1Not known or recognized: his voice was unfamiliar to herMore example sentences
- In media, humans are not known to associate well with aliens or strange beings that seem unfamiliar to them.
- She looks forward to immersing herself in the life's work of many an author unfamiliar to her, and plans to read prodigiously.
- Being a teenager in Israel brings with it a reality unfamiliar to many adolescents in other countries.
- 1.1Unusual or uncharacteristic: the yellow taxicab was an unfamiliar sight on these roadsMore example sentences
- She smiled at him, a smile that was unfamiliar, unusual, almost predatory.
- There is no suggestion that there was anything unusual or unfamiliar about that.
- The ubiquitous house sparrow may soon become an unfamiliar sight in the region the RSPB has warned.
- 1.2 [predic.] (unfamiliar with) Not having knowledge or experience of: the organization was set up to advise people who might be unfamiliar with legal proceduresMore example sentences
- And many mature drivers are unfamiliar with legal requirement to wear a belt - front and rear.
- I was surprised that in a recent column you seemed unfamiliar with using mustard for leg cramps.
- This summary serves as a worthy initiation for any reader unfamiliar with the recent work done in this field.
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- Paraphrasing the childhood word game underlines the strangeness of the word and our unfamiliarity with the concept.
- It's possible that his unfamiliarity with the controls may have led him into difficulties when riding it.
- Their win against a number of US and South American teams was hailed as a terrific victory given their unfamiliarity of playing in such sweltering heat.
Pronunciation: /-ˌmilēˈe(ə)ritē, -fəmilˈyer-/noun