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Synonyms for acquaintance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquaintance, familiarity, conversance, conversancy(noun)

    personal knowledge or information about someone or something

    Synonyms:
    intimacy, liberty, casualness, conversancy, closeness, friend, familiarity, indecorum, impropriety, conversance, acquaintanceship

    Antonyms:
    stranger, unknown, alien

  2. acquaintance, acquaintanceship(noun)

    a relationship less intimate than friendship

    Synonyms:
    friend, conversancy, acquaintanceship, familiarity, conversance

    Antonyms:
    unknown, stranger, alien

  3. acquaintance, friend(noun)

    a person with whom you are acquainted

    "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"

    Synonyms:
    ally, booster, conversancy, admirer, friend, familiarity, champion, supporter, conversance, acquaintanceship, protagonist

    Antonyms:
    alien, stranger, unknown

Wiktionary

  1. acquaintance(noun)

    Synonyms:
    intimacy, familiarity, knowledge, fellowship

  2. acquaintance(noun)

    A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy

    I know of the man; but have no acquaintance with him.

    Synonyms:
    familiarity, knowledge, fellowship, intimacy

  3. acquaintance(noun)

    A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.

    Synonyms:
    fellowship, intimacy, knowledge, familiarity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acquaintance

    Acquaintance between persons supposes that each knows the other; we may know a public man by his writings or speeches, and by sight, but can not claim acquaintance unless he personally knows us. There may be pleasant acquaintance with little companionship; and conversely, much companionship with little acquaintance, as between busy clerks at adjoining desks. So there may be association in business without intimacy or friendship. Acquaintance admits of many degrees, from a slight or passing to a familiar or intimate acquaintance; but acquaintance unmodified commonly signifies less than familiarity or intimacy. As regards persons, familiarity is becoming restricted to the undesirable sense, as in the proverb, "Familiarity breeds contempt;" hence, in personal relations, the word intimacy, which refers to mutual knowledge of thought and feeling, is now uniformly preferred. Friendship includes acquaintance with some degree of intimacy, and ordinarily companionship, though in a wider sense friendship may exist between those who have never met, but know each other only by word and deed. Acquaintance does not involve friendship, for one may be well acquainted with an enemy. Fellowship involves not merely acquaintance and companionship, but sympathy as well. There may be much friendship without much fellowship, as between those whose homes or pursuits are far apart. There may be pleasant fellowship which does not reach the fulness of friendship. Compare ATTACHMENT; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE. As regards studies, pursuits, etc., acquaintance is less than familiarity, which supposes minute knowledge of particulars, arising often from long experience or association.

    Synonyms:
    association, companionship, experience, familiarity, fellowship, friendship, intimacy, knowledge

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, ignoring, inexperience, unfamiliarity

    Preposition:
    Acquaintance with a subject; of one person with another; between persons.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acquaintance

    Synonyms:
    knowledge, intimacy, familiarity, experience, companionship

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, unfamiliarity, inexperience, well has also the colloquial meaning of a person with whom one i s acquainted

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acquaintance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    familiarity, familiar knowledge

  2. acquaintance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    friend (with whom one is not intimate)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. acquaintance(n)

    Synonyms:
    familiarity, kith

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, unfamiliarity, unacquaintance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    knowledge

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How to use acquaintance in a sentence?

  1. Penelope Fitzgerald:

    It's very good for an idea to be commonplace. The important thing is that a new idea should develop out of what is already there so that it soon becomes an old acquaintance. Old acquaintances aren't by any means always welcome, but at least one can't be mistaken as to who or what they are.

  2. Niccola Sebastiani:

    If someone tells you that the fully armored man of the Middle Ages was so encumbered by his armor that he could not rise if he fell, you may well ask yourself, first, if it is reasonable to assume that professional soldiers would go on wearing armor that kept them from fighting and second, if this theory is in line with what you know of the heavily armored men of your personal acquaintance.

  3. Jarred Evans:

    Jarred Evans holed up in Jarred Evans home for a week and a half until Jarred Evans received the news that the U.S. Embassy was evacuating its diplomats and their families and other U.S. citizens. Jarred Evans was notified that a chartered flight would carry some of the 1,000 or so Americans in Wuhan back to the United States the next day. An acquaintance who drove Jarred Evans to the airport and U.S. officials notified Chinese authorities of the license plate number so that the car was allowed to drive on the streets. On the plane chartered by the U.S. to take the evacuees home were two men in full hazardous material suits who warned them about the seriousness of the outbreak. Nobody appeared sick but all of passengers decided to wear masks throughout the flight, Jarred Evans said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The plane flew to Anchorage, where the passengers had health screenings, and they cheered and applauded when the jet landed at the California base. Jarred Evans said the muted social experience on the base has been strange Im a very hands-on person.

  4. George Washington:

    A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    There is a subtle difference between an acqaintance, a faie-weather friend, and a tru friend. An acquaintance is around you merely to enjoy your company, a fair-weather friend flatters when all is well, but a true friend has your best interests at heart and the strong guts to tell you what you must hear, whether you like it or not. If you're lucky and smart, you will recognize and appreciate your true friend, and will be able to keep safe distance from fair-weather friends and acquaintances.


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