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unaccustomedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being unaccustomed; strangeness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of not being accustomed.

Etymologies

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unaccustomed +‎ -ness

Examples

  • But her country unaccustomedness to conversation held her tongue-tied for a time.

    The Slipper Point Mystery

  • He was a large, heavy, pale-faced young man, with strange, sleek qualities that appealed to her through their unaccustomedness.

    Joanna Godden

  • She had thought it was his shyness, his unaccustomedness to women that had made him such a failure as a lover -- and all the while it had been simply that she was not the right woman.

    Dust

  • He had lost that touch of unaccustomedness – she hardly knew how to describe it – which had often irritated her in their former relation.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • Seabeck, from his very unaccustomedness to women, seemed to her particularly pliable.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • She had thought it was his shyness, his unaccustomedness to women that had made him such a failure as a lover -- and all the while it had been simply that she was not the right woman.

    Dust

  • Pure self-interest caused the Duke of Stone quite unreservedly to hope that he was anguished by the unaccustomedness of his surroundings, and was ready to pour himself forth to any one who would listen.

    T. Tembarom

  • He always made light of his unaccustomedness to his new life but perhaps it made him feel more unrestful than he would admit.

    T. Tembarom

  • But the wind did stream by unceasingly, weird in the unaccustomedness of its silence.

    The Mountains

  • So habituated has one become to feeling cooler in a draught that the absence of chill lends the night an unaccustomedness, the more weird in that it is unanalyzed, so that one feels definitely that one is in a strange, far country.

    African Camp Fires

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