Definition of unacquainted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnəˈkweɪntɪd/


1(Of two or more people) not having met before; not knowing each other: unacquainted people refrain from approaching and addressing one another in public
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  • High intuitives appear justified in claiming that they can accurately predict whether two unacquainted strangers will go on to become friends.
  • I even managed to get some random lady with whom I was previously unacquainted to buy me a birthday pint despite sitting with my girlfriend at the time!
  • It would have been easy for the unacquainted to determine which was the title-chasing side and which the tormented.
1.1 (unacquainted with) Having no experience of or familiarity with: I regret that I am unacquainted with the place
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  • Such is the innocence of those unacquainted with the peculiar folkways of Congress.
  • It is also highly embarrassing to read DeGroot's confession that he is unacquainted with prior works by Devine, who is arguably one of the most prolific and exciting scholars working in the field of Scottish history.
  • Also, in the process, aspects of people's social world that are particularly important to them, but that might not even have crossed the mind of a researcher unacquainted with it, are more likely to be forthcoming.
new to, fresh to, a stranger to;
inexperienced in, ignorant of, uninformed about, unschooled in, untutored in, unenlightened about, unconversant with
informal in the dark about
archaic strange to
rare nescient of

Words that rhyme with unacquainted

sainted, unpainted, untainted

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