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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kweyn-tns]
    • /əˈkweɪn tns/
    • /əˈkweɪn.təns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kweyn-tns]
    • /əˈkweɪn tns/

Definitions of acquaintanceship word

  • noun acquaintanceship a person known to one, but usually not a close friend. 1
  • noun acquaintanceship the state of being acquainted or casually familiar with someone or something: As far as I know, no one of my acquaintance has traveled around the world. 1
  • noun acquaintanceship personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.: a good acquaintance with French wines. 1
  • noun acquaintanceship (uncountable) The state of being acquainted; acquaintance. 1
  • noun acquaintanceship (used with a plural verb) the persons with whom one is acquainted. 0
  • noun acquaintanceship (Countable Noun) An acquaintance. 0

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Origin of acquaintanceship

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English aqueinta(u)nce, acoyntaunce < Old French acointance. See acquaint, -ance

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Parts of speech for Acquaintanceship


acquaintanceship popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acquaintanceship usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acquaintanceship

noun acquaintanceship

  • partnership — the state or condition of being a partner; participation; association; joint interest.
  • cooperation — joint operation or action
  • acquaintance — An acquaintance is someone who you have met and know slightly, but not well.
  • companionship — Companionship is having someone you know and like with you, rather than being on your own.
  • relationship — a connection, association, or involvement.

Antonyms for acquaintanceship

noun acquaintanceship

  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • strangeness — the quality or condition of being strange.
  • unfamiliarity — not familiar; not acquainted with or conversant about: to be unfamiliar with a subject.
  • aloofness — the quality or state of being aloof, distant, or reserved; indifference: His girlfriend's recent aloofness may be a sign that the relationship is over.
  • incompatibility — not compatible; unable to exist together in harmony: She asked for a divorce because they were utterly incompatible.

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