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acquaintance

ac·quain·tance

acquaintance

 
pronunciation:
kweIn tns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person one has met but does not know well.
I have several acquaintances in this city but no real friends yet.
similar words:
associate, colleague, compeer, confrere, coworker, friend, peer, teammate
definition 2: personal familiarity; knowledge.
My acquaintance with French literature is not very extensive.His acquaintance with his future wife began in his teens.
synonyms:
awareness, conversance, familiarity, knowledge
antonyms:
unfamiliarity
similar words:
cognizance, intimacy, understanding
definition 3: (used with a pl. verb) the people one knows, considered collectively.
She loves to send holiday cards to her acquaintances.
similar words:
associates, community, fellows, friends, society
derivation: acquaintanceship (n.)
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