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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not being acquainted; not conversant: unfamiliar with the roads here.
  • adj. Not within one's knowledge; strange: unfamiliar faces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Strange, not familiar.
  • n. An unfamiliar person; a stranger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not familiar; not well known or acquainted; not wonted by frequent use.

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

  • adj. not known or well known

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