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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-mil-ee-ar-i-tee, -mil-yar-]
    • /fəˌmɪl iˈær ɪ ti, -mɪlˈyær-/
    • /fəˌmɪl.iˈær.ə.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-mil-ee-ar-i-tee, -mil-yar-]
    • /fəˌmɪl iˈær ɪ ti, -mɪlˈyær-/

Definitions of familiarity word

  • noun plural familiarity thorough knowledge or mastery of a thing, subject, etc. 1
  • noun plural familiarity the state of being familiar; friendly relationship; close acquaintance; intimacy. 1
  • noun plural familiarity an absence of ceremony and formality; informality. 1
  • noun plural familiarity freedom of behavior justified only by the closest relationship; undue intimacy. 1
  • noun plural familiarity Often, familiarities. an instance of such freedom, as in action or speech. 1
  • noun plural familiarity a sexual liberty or impropriety. 1

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Origin of familiarity

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English familiarite (< Anglo-French) < Latin familiāritās intimacy. See familiar, -ity

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Parts of speech for Familiarity


familiarity popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

familiarity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for familiarity

noun familiarity

  • boldness — not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring: a bold hero.
  • intimacy — the state of being intimate.
  • closeness — to put (something) in a position to obstruct an entrance, opening, etc.; shut.
  • freshness — newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
  • presumption — the act of presuming.

Antonyms for familiarity

noun familiarity

  • incarceration — the act of incarcerating, or putting in prison or another enclosure: The incarceration rate has increased dramatically.
  • restriction — something that restricts; a restrictive condition or regulation; limitation.
  • 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.
  • frigidity — the state or condition of being frigid.
  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.

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