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Synonyms for familiarity
fəˌmɪl iˈær ɪ ti, -mɪlˈyær-fa·mil·iar·i·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. familiarity

    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.

    acquaintance, association, companionship, experience, fellowship, friendship, intimacy, knowledge

    ignorance, ignoring, inexperience, unfamiliarity

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. acquaintance, familiarity, conversance, conversancynoun

    personal knowledge or information about someone or something

    intimacy, liberty, casualness, conversancy, closeness, friend, indecorum, impropriety, acquaintance, conversance, acquaintanceship

    strangeness, unfamiliarity

  2. familiaritynoun

    usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known

    intimacy, casualness, conversancy, closeness, liberty, indecorum, impropriety, acquaintance, conversance

    unfamiliarity, strangeness

  3. familiarity, intimacy, closenessnoun

    close or warm friendship

    "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"

    conversance, affaire, conversancy, parsimoniousness, amour, impropriety, casualness, meanness, liberty, niggardliness, liaison, closeness, nearness, affair, involvement, acquaintance, tightfistedness, secretiveness, minginess, stuffiness, tightness, intimacy, indecorum, niggardness, parsimony

    unfamiliarity, strangeness

  4. casualness, familiaritynoun

    a casual manner

    intimacy, casualness, conversancy, closeness, liberty, indecorum, impropriety, acquaintance, conversance

    strangeness, unfamiliarity

  5. familiarity, impropriety, indecorum, libertynoun

    an act of undue intimacy

    intimacy, indecency, autonomy, casualness, conversancy, closeness, indecorousness, liberty, indecorum, impropriety, acquaintance, shore leave, conversance, improperness

    unfamiliarity, strangeness

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. familiaritynoun

    acquaintance, familiar knowledge

  2. familiaritynoun

    intimacy, fellowship, friendship, friendliness, intercourse, good understanding

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. familiaritynoun

    intimacy, conversance, acquaintance, informality, freedom, unconstraint, disrespect, unreserve

    unfamiliarity, strangeness

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "familiarity":

    familiarization, knowledge, familiarisation

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  1. Sean Tresvant:

    We honestly over-innovated in breakfast, when you look at today’s consumer and the [fast-food] breakfast business, it’s about familiarity and it’s about comfort.

  2. Kok Chwee Sim:

    Identifying an airplane from a distance is a skill that comes with familiarity and the only way to gain that is to be around airports and ogling at airplanes as regularly as one could, there is of course the overall shape of the airplane to note but there comes a point where one plane looks like another. So there are other details that one could look to for clues.

  3. Abbie Nelson:

    It’s not just about throwing a rutabaga stick at a kid and saying, try this, it’s more about familiarity, what does rutabaga look like, smell like, feel like.

  4. Corey Wallace:

    Japan does not have pilots with any experience landing fixed-wing aircraft on carriers. However, this new facility might offer the opportunity over time for Japanese to gain some familiarity with such operations alongside United States -- not only to utilize their own carriers, but for cross decking( sharing) with the United States, having Japanese F-35s on American naval vessels would be quite a signal.

  5. Tom Hanks:

    They have had the man in their life represented in so many different ways from, you know, with the familiarity of a Hershey's bar or Coca-Cola bottle to ways that I think really didn't do the man service or his artistry.

Translations for familiarity

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  • близки отношения, фамилиарност, интимностBulgarian
  • VertrautheitGerman
  • familiaridad, impertinencia, intimidadSpanish
  • intimitate, familiaritateRomanian
  • ознакомленность, фамильярностьRussian
  • fortrogenhetSwedish

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