unfamiliar Definition

  • 1not known to you
  • 2not previously encountered

Using unfamiliar: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unfamiliar" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The city was completely unfamiliar to me.

  • Example

    I found myself in an unfamiliar situation.

  • Example

    The new software interface was unfamiliar and difficult to navigate.

unfamiliar Synonyms and Antonyms

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Summary: unfamiliar in Brief

The term 'unfamiliar' [ˌʌnfəˈmɪliə(r)] refers to something that is not known or previously encountered. It is often used to describe places, situations, or things that are strange or unusual. For example, 'The city was completely unfamiliar to me.' 'Unfamiliar' can be considered as a formal synonym for 'unknown.'

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