American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not familiar or acquainted with another.
- adj. Not informed or knowledgeable: unacquainted with the legal issues at hand.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not well known; unusual; strange.
- Not acquainted, or without acquaintance: usually followed by with.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not acquainted.
- adj. obsolete Not usual; unfamiliar; strange.
- adj. having little or no knowledge of
- adj. not knowledgeable about something specified
- un- + acquainted (Wiktionary)
“[Page 98] tempted to reveal matters with which, for the happiness of others, it is much better the public should remain unacquainted.”
“Describing the cherished Hindu festival of Holi to the unacquainted is a bit like explaining the Fourth of July or Thanksgiving.”
“But death in its more sordid and terrible aspects was a thing with which I had been unacquainted till now.”
“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?”
“Uninformed fishermen, unacquainted with manatees, shot some of then.”
“But I was perfectly unacquainted with towns, and large assemblages of men.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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