Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not familiar or acquainted with another.
  • adjective Not informed or knowledgeable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not well known; unusual; strange.
  • Not acquainted, or without acquaintance: usually followed by with.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not acquainted.
  • adjective obsolete Not usual; unfamiliar; strange.

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

  • adjective Not acquainted.
  • adjective obsolete Not usual; unfamiliar; strange.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having little or no knowledge of
  • adjective not knowledgeable about something specified

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ acquainted

Examples

  • [Page 98] tempted to reveal matters with which, for the happiness of others, it is much better the public should remain unacquainted.

    English Laws for Women in the Nineteenth Century

  • Describing the cherished Hindu festival of Holi to the unacquainted is a bit like explaining the Fourth of July or Thanksgiving.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Describing the cherished Hindu festival of Holi to the unacquainted is a bit like explaining the Fourth of July or Thanksgiving.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • 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.

    Letter 106

  • But I was perfectly unacquainted with towns, and large assemblages of men.

    Chapter 15

  • But death in its more sordid and terrible aspects was a thing with which I had been unacquainted till now.

    Chapter 2

  • It was as if he walked in a new and monstrously populous jungle and was unacquainted with its ways and denizens.

    CHAPTER XXV

  • 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.

    My Coming Out Do-Over

  • But Miss Streaham 2007 (runner up) is surely not unacquainted with shops, is she?

    Killer Free On Shopping Spree « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Uninformed fishermen, unacquainted with manatees, shot some of then.

    [alcuban] Lake Chapala

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