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Definition of 'unfamiliar'

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This takes you into unfamiliar but exciting territory. Times, Sunday Times (2017)So the perfume needed to be something both unfamiliar and intriguing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is vastly more valuable than a bank note, with the added advantage that people are often unfamiliar with how it should look. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The right back found himself in unfamiliar territory in the opposing penalty area after a swift exchange of passes that opened up Reading's defence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Accepting drugs from a stranger in an unfamiliar place is very risky. The Sun (2013)Many maintain a low profile so their names may well be unfamiliar. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Why are these facts so unfamiliar to so many? The Sun (2012)They are always ready with an intelligent guess when faced with unfamiliar vocabulary. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is a rather strange course with strange jockeys riding unfamiliar horses. The Sun (2012)They simply could not control him in his unfamiliar role. The Sun (2009)This alliance takes you into new and unfamiliar territory. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We could not change without venturing into unfamiliar territory. Christianity Today (2000)They are on unfamiliar terrain in many ways. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The voice is as unfamiliar as the face is recognisable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At first our new behaviour will seem strange and unfamiliar to us. Lindenfield, Gael 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989) New and unfamiliar names were being bandied about. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This may have the advantage of dragging the opponent onto unfamiliar territory. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is not like you have just been dropped off in an aeroplane in the middle of this unfamiliar place. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The display and the book provide a crash course in a history and mythology that will be unfamiliar to most people. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)It may still feel unfamiliar but lasting happiness lies in feeling good about yourself and surrounding yourself with others who do too. The Sun (2013)Some are unfamiliar with the city, having recently arrived from the countryside. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He introduced a radical change in formation, with players being asked to perform in unfamiliar positions. The Sun (2016)Knowledge of unfamiliar people, places and beliefs provides a route to political power. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Yet who looks at them anyway, this swollen image bank of familiar faces in unfamiliar places? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sometimes businesses lack the knowledge or the skills to undertake something that is unfamiliar to them and may be quite high-risk. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But he soon saw the humour in the situation when he found himself in the unfamiliar position of having to ask strangers to stop throwing him money. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Being locked in an unfamiliar room, in an unfamiliar city, carries an instant and jarring feeling of alienation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

Synonyms of 'unfamiliar'

unacquainted with, a stranger to, unaccustomed to, inexperienced in

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Translations for 'unfamiliar'

British English: unfamiliar /ˌʌnfəˈmɪljə/ ADJECTIVE
If something is unfamiliar to you, or if you are unfamiliarwith it, you know very little about it and have not seen or experienced it before.
She is unfamiliar with modern history.
  • American English: unfamiliar
  • Arabic: غَيْرُ مَأْلُوف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: desconhecido
  • Chinese: 不熟悉的
  • Croatian: nepoznat
  • Czech: neznámý
  • Danish: fremmed
  • Dutch: onbekend
  • European Spanish: poco familiar
  • Finnish: vieras tuntematon
  • French: inhabituel
  • German: unbekannt
  • Greek: πρωτόγνωρος
  • Italian: sconosciuto
  • Japanese: 不慣れの
  • Korean: 익숙지 않은
  • Norwegian: ukjent
  • Polish: nieznany
  • European Portuguese: desconhecido
  • Romanian: neobișnuit
  • Russian: незнакомый
  • Spanish: poco familiar
  • Swedish: obekant
  • Thai: ไม่รู้จักคุ้นเคย
  • Turkish: aşina olmayan
  • Ukrainian: незнайомий
  • Vietnamese: không quen biết

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