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Synonyms of 'unfamiliar'

(adjective) 
Definition
not known
She grew many plants that were unfamiliar to me.
Synonyms
strange
There was something strange about the flickering blue light.
,
new
I had been in my new job only a few days.
She was still new to the art of bargaining.
,
unknown
He was an unknown writer.
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different
Try to think of a menu that is interesting and different.
,
novel
Clubs are always looking at novel ways to raise cash.
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unusual
rare and unusual plants
,
curious
A lot of curious things have happened here in the past few weeks.
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alien
His work offers an insight into an alien culture.
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out-of-the-way
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uncommon
Certain types of flu are uncommon.
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little known
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unaccustomed
He comforted me with unaccustomed gentleness.
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beyond your ken
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
not acquainted with
She speaks no Japanese and is unfamiliar with Japanese culture.
Synonyms
unacquainted with
,
a stranger to
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unaccustomed to
,
inexperienced in
,
uninformed about
,
unversed in
,
uninitiated in
,
unskilled at
,
unpractised in
,
unconversant with
Opposites
experienced in
,
familiar with
,
accustomed to
,
acquainted with
,
knowledgeable about
,
conversant with
,
well-versed in

Additional synonyms

in the sense of alien
His work offers an insight into an alien culture.
Synonyms
in the sense of curious
Definition
unusual or peculiar
A lot of curious things have happened here in the past few weeks.
in the sense of different
Definition
new or unusual
Try to think of a menu that is interesting and different.

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