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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, ignoring, inexperience, unfamiliarity

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquaintance, familiarity, conversance, conversancynoun

    personal knowledge or information about someone or something

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

    Antonyms:
    strangeness, unfamiliarity

  2. familiaritynoun

    usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known

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

    Antonyms:
    unfamiliarity, strangeness

  3. familiarity, intimacy, closenessnoun

    close or warm friendship

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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    unfamiliarity, strangeness

  4. casualness, familiaritynoun

    a casual manner

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

    Antonyms:
    strangeness, unfamiliarity

  5. familiarity, impropriety, indecorum, libertynoun

    an act of undue intimacy

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

    Antonyms:
    unfamiliarity, strangeness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. familiaritynoun

    Synonyms:
    acquaintance, familiar knowledge

  2. familiaritynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. familiaritynoun

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

    Antonyms:
    unfamiliarity, strangeness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "familiarity":

    familiarization, knowledge, familiarisation

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How to use familiarity in a sentence?

  1. J. William Galbraith:

    Familiarity may breed contempt in some areas of human behavior, but in the field of social ideas it is the touchstone of acceptability.

  2. Julie Ohana:

    It strikes a chord with everybody, it's joy and comfort and familiarity.

  3. Thad Kousser:

    Part of Read MoreOr is that Americans fundamentally don't trust rich people, another part of that is : They don't have that reservoir of familiarity and good feeling that some politicians enter any race with.

  4. Lana Wachowski:

    The summer is built around familiarity, many cultural critics who shape awareness for films are obsessed with sequels and derivative material. They wildly crave it. That kind of environment is hostile to originality. It only makes space for derivative material and rejects originality. I think Warner Bros. was uncomfortable with that environment.

  5. Wyndham Lewis:

    With a new familiarity and a flesh-creeping homeliness entirely of this unreal, materialistic world, where all sentiment is coarsely manufactured and advertised in colossal sickly captions, disguised for the sweet tooth of a monstrous baby called the Public, the family as it is, broken up on all hands by the agency of feminist and economic propaganda, reconstitutes itself in the image of the state.

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Translations for familiarity

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

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