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Synonyms of familiar in English:


  • 1 I see a lot of familiar faces a familiar task
    household, domestic;
    British  common or garden;
    North American  garden variety
    informal bog-standard
    literary wonted
    [Antonyms] unfamiliar
  • 2 she was an old and familiar friend
    close, intimate, dear, near, confidential, bosom;
    friendly, neighbourly, sociable, amicable, easy
  • 3 he enjoyed the familiar atmosphere in their house
    informal, non-formal, casual, relaxed, comfortable, easy, free, free and easy, at ease, at home, friendly, unceremonious, unrestrained, unconstrained, unreserved, open, natural, simple, unpretentious
    [Antonyms] formal
  • 4 they object to him being familiar with the staff
    overfamiliar, unduly familiar, over-free, presumptuous, disrespectful, forward, bold, impudent, impertinent, intrusive;
    making passes at, chatting up, making advances towards
    informal pushy
    [Antonyms] formal
  • Phrases

    familiar with
    are you familiar with the subject?
    [Antonyms] unfamiliar with
    at home with, no stranger to, au fait with, au courant with, apprised of, abreast of, up to date with, in touch with
    informal well up on, in the know about, genned up on, clued in on, clued up on, plugged into
    British informal switched on to
    archaic ware of
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