a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
unknown, uninformed, quaint, other, unacquainted(p), eery, queer, distant, strange, oddish, freaky, unacquainted with(p), rum, fantastic, singular, odd, rummy, weird, fantastical, curious, eerie, antic, funny, gothic, exotic, unfamiliar, peculiar, unusual, grotesque, crazy, unfamiliar with(p), remote
companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate(noun)
a friend who is frequently in the company of another
"drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
brother, dude, boyfriend, feller, mate, lad, bloke, associate degree, beau, young man, blighter, gent, confrere, colleague, swain, cuss, fella, fellow traveller, familiar spirit, chap, comrade, fellow, associate, buster, companion, fellow traveler
weird, fantastical, eery, rum, quaint, crazy, unfamiliar with(p), unusual, gothic, unacquainted(p), freaky, peculiar, fantastic, distant, rummy, oddish, curious, queer, singular, other, strange, grotesque, remote, eerie, unknown, funny, unfamiliar, exotic, unacquainted with(p), uninformed, odd, antic
familiar, familiar spirit(adj)
a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
unacquainted with(p), curious, unknown, freaky, quaint, peculiar, unacquainted(p), uninformed, crazy, strange, fantastical, eery, gothic, unusual, funny, fantastic, singular, weird, queer, eerie, rum, odd, distant, unfamiliar, exotic, unfamiliar with(p), antic, grotesque, other, oddish, rummy, remote
well known or easily recognized
"a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests"
quaint, odd, unusual, rummy, queer, rum, eery, gothic, singular, eerie, grotesque, unacquainted with(p), funny, fantastic, peculiar, curious, other, unfamiliar with(p), oddish, uninformed, exotic, antic, crazy, weird, distant, unfamiliar, unknown, remote, strange, freaky, fantastical, unacquainted(p)
within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange
"familiar ordinary objects found in every home"; "a familiar everyday scene"; "a familiar excuse"; "a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences"
oddish, eery, strange, remote, fantastic, quaint, gothic, fantastical, unacquainted with(p), grotesque, distant, unacquainted(p), unfamiliar, uninformed, rum, rummy, odd, queer, singular, peculiar, weird, curious, exotic, other, antic, unusual, unknown, freaky, eerie, funny, crazy, unfamiliar with(p)
(usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly
"conversant with business trends"; "familiar with the complex machinery"; "he was familiar with those roads"
freaky, quaint, unusual, unfamiliar, curious, rummy, unfamiliar with(p), unacquainted with(p), other, queer, exotic, fantastical, oddish, distant, gothic, weird, eery, odd, unknown, fantastic, strange, peculiar, uninformed, antic, rum, funny, remote, unacquainted(p), crazy, eerie, grotesque, singular
having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship
"on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
antic, queer, fantastical, rum, unacquainted with(p), rummy, unusual, unknown, other, quaint, grotesque, freaky, distant, strange, oddish, unacquainted(p), exotic, eerie, eery, curious, funny, fantastic, uninformed, remote, crazy, odd, singular, unfamiliar with(p), peculiar, gothic, weird, unfamiliar
Known to one.
There’s a familiar face.
I'm not familiar with this system.
Intimate or friendly.
We are not on familiar terms.
Inappropriately intimate or friendly.
Don’t be familiar with me, boy!
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Common signifies frequently occurring, not out of the regular course, not exceptional; hence, not above the average, not excellent or distinguished, inferior, or even low; common also signifies pertaining to or participated in by two or more persons or things; as, sorrow is common to the race. General may signify pertaining equally to all of a class, race, etc., but very commonly signifies pertaining to the greater number, but not necessarily to all. Universal applies to all without exception; general applies to all with possible or comparatively slight exceptions; common applies to very many without deciding whether they are even a majority. A common remark is one we often hear; a general experience is one that comes to the majority of people; a universal experience is one from which no human being is exempt. It is dangerous for a debater to affirm a universal proposition, since that can be negatived by a single exception, while a general statement is not invalidated even by adducing many exceptions. We say a common opinion, common experience, a general rule, general truth, a universal law. Compare synonyms for NORMAL; USUAL.
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How to use familiar in a sentence?
I like this brief and highly insightful advice, by Dr. Seuss, about anything that happens in life: 'Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.' Things change. Seasons change. Fashions change. People change. Everything passes. Familiar doors close and new doors open. Opportunity knocks, and circle of life goes on. Life moves on. Thus the beauty and the essence of Life can be summarized, IMHO, in just two words 'Life continues!' So, don't worry, be happy, and be in sync with ebbs and flows of life. Make it a good one!
It's a little bit less organized than some of the high school esports I've been involved in. I guess it makes sense given that we're all adults and most of us are familiar with esports.
I am familiar with the resolution as it stood a day or two ago, my understanding is that the resolution will give the presidents team the option to either move to judgment or to move to dismiss at a meaningful time.
The nomination process has reached a point that requires someone familiar with the complexities involved in the final stages.
Six years ago, when Detective Leslie Branch-Wise was on my detail, we became friends, and I blurred the lines between being a friend and being a boss. Our text exchanges became too casual, too familiar, and last week I learned, after six years, that they hurt her and offended her ….
Translations for familiar
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- интимен, близък, известен, познат, фамилиаренBulgarian
- familiarCatalan, Valencian
- φιλικός, οικείος, γνωστός, εξοικειωμένος, γνώριμοςGreek
- familiar, espíritu familiar, familiarizadoSpanish
- tuttu, apuhenki, läheinen, tuttavallinen, apuolentoFinnish
- ծանոթ, մտերիմArmenian
- famiglio, familiareItalian
- なじみ, 使い魔Japanese
- nêzîk, nêz, شارهزا, niyas, nasKurdish
- geleidegeest, familiair, geleidedier, vertrouwd, bekendDutch
- chowaniec, poufały, bliski, znajomy, znanyPolish
- familiar, espírito familiar, próximo, conhecidoPortuguese
- фамильярный, известный, знакомый, интимный, близкий, знакомыеRussian
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