from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not familiar or acquainted with another.
  • adj. Not informed or knowledgeable: unacquainted with the legal issues at hand.

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  • adj. Not acquainted.
  • adj. Not usual; unfamiliar; strange.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not acquainted.
  • adj. Not usual; unfamiliar; strange.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not well known; unusual; strange.
  • Not acquainted, or without acquaintance: usually followed by with.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having little or no knowledge of
  • adj. not knowledgeable about something specified


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un- +‎ acquainted


  • [Page 98] tempted to reveal matters with which, for the happiness of others, it is much better the public should remain unacquainted.

    English Laws for Women in the Nineteenth Century

  • Describing the cherished Hindu festival of Holi to the unacquainted is a bit like explaining the Fourth of July or Thanksgiving.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • But death in its more sordid and terrible aspects was a thing with which I had been unacquainted till now.

    Chapter 2

  • It was as if he walked in a new and monstrously populous jungle and was unacquainted with its ways and denizens.


  • But Miss Streaham 2007 (runner up) is surely not unacquainted with shops, is she?

    Killer Free On Shopping Spree « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Uninformed fishermen, unacquainted with manatees, shot some of then.

    [alcuban] Lake Chapala

  • But I was perfectly unacquainted with towns, and large assemblages of men.

    Chapter 15

  • The whole spot is Hills and dales, the roads in places steep and overhung with wood, in short I can say with certainty the scene is such a one as your Suffolk neighbours are unacquainted with, and such a one as I never saw before.

    Letter 106

  • But the real news was that I had gone on record with my sexual orientation, and the tempest this created in the media teapot was nothing short of mortifying, particularly for someone utterly unacquainted with the vagaries of celebrity.

    My Coming Out Do-Over

  • A recent friend of ours from New Jersey, unacquainted with the unofficial first lady of North Carolina, was puzzled by this regal woman in her late 80s, short in stature but hair piled high, wearing a riot of color.

    Steven Petrow: Remembering Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans: The Unofficial First Lady of N.C.


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