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familiar

fa·mil·iar

familiar

 
 
pronunciation:
f mIl yr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily recognized; commonly known.
The audience enjoys hearing songs that are familiar to them.There were many familiar names among the Oscar nominees.
synonyms:
famous, renowned, well-known
antonyms:
alien, exotic, foreign, new, strange, unaccustomed, unfamiliar, unrecognizable
similar words:
common, proverbial, stock, widespread
definition 2: having some knowledge of.
She was familiar with some of the author's works.I'm really not familiar with the area, so could you give me directions?His name is familiar to me, but I can't remember who he is.
synonyms:
acquainted, conversant, knowledgeable, versed
antonyms:
unfamiliar
similar words:
abreast, alive to, aware, cognizant, conscious, practiced, privy
definition 3: closely acquainted; intimate.
We'd never come to know our neighbors in the past, but we've become quite familiar with these new neighbors.He's not on familiar terms with any of his colleagues at work.
synonyms:
acquainted, close, cozy, intimate
antonyms:
unacquainted
similar words:
bosom, chummy, friendly
definition 4: excessively intimate; presumptuous.
I thought his question a bit too familiar.
synonyms:
bold, forward, presumptuous
antonyms:
aloof, formal
similar words:
brash, brazen, free, impertinent, impolite, impudent, insolent, intimate, intrusive, personal, unreserved
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a close or intimate friend.
synonyms:
alter ego, buddy, chum, compeer, comrade, crony, friend, intimate, mate, pal, sidekick
similar words:
associate, cohort, companion, confidant, fellow, soul mate
definition 2: a guardian spirit.
synonyms:
angel
similar words:
genius, guardian
derivation: familiarly (adv.)
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