unacquaintance love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or condition of being unacquainted; unfamiliarity with something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being unacquainted; want of acquaintance; ignorance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of acquaintance or familiarity; lack of knowledge; ignorance.

Etymologies

un- +‎ acquaintance (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • BTW, my chief complaints about Rand, here and elsewhere, were his unacquaintance with the facts (not one but two titles of the 1964 CRA prohibited private discrimination, and only four prohibited government discrimination), and his unwillingness to take a stand and say that his philosophy requires that personal discrimination be allowed.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge

  • BTW, my chief complaints about Rand, here and elsewhere, were his unacquaintance with the facts not one but two titles of the 1964 CRA prohibited private discrimination, and only four prohibited government discrimination, and his unwillingness to take a stand and say that his philosophy requires that personal discrimination be allowed.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge

  • They nodded to each other by way of breaking the ice of unacquaintance, and the first stranger handed his neighbour the family mug — a huge vessel of brown ware, having its upper edge worn away like a threshold by the rub of whole generations of thirsty lips that had gone the way of all flesh, and bearing the following inscription burnt upon its rotund side in yellow letters there is no fun

    Wessex Tales

  • Mac – Ivor of Glennaquoich — ranks high in the latter class, as, from your apparent ingenuousness, youth, and unacquaintance with the manners of the Highlands, I should be disposed to place you among the former.

    Waverley

  • Add to this, that his long absence from the great world, and total unacquaintance with the common dangers of life, made him form of them an idea far more dismal than the reality.

    The Monk

  • He left the manuscript, however, in the hands of the family, possibly deeming, from their incuriosity, their apparent indifference to their relative, or their obvious unacquaintance with reading of any kind, manuscript or books, his deposit would be safe.

    Melmoth the Wanderer

  • The child believes that even lifeless things are disposed to yield to it; perhaps because it feels itself one with nature, or, from mere unacquaintance with the world, believes that nature is disposed to be friendly.

    The Art of Controversy

  • I assured him to the contrary, and conjured him to narrate to me the facts, an unacquaintance with which was sufficient it appeared to stamp me as an ignoramus of the first magnitude.

    The Purcell Papers

  • It savours of some unacquaintance with the promises of God and the duty of prayer, to imagine that the matter of them, so as to suit the various conditions of believers, can be pent up in any one form of man's devising.

    Pneumatologia

  • Even if the ministry had the desire to do us justice, their unacquaintance with our wants would prevent their inclinations from being of any service to us; though I am not disposed to think, from our past experience, that any

    Fern Vale (Volume 1) or the Queensland Squatter

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