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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-mil-yer]
    • /fəˈmɪl yər/
    • /fəˈmɪl.i.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-mil-yer]
    • /fəˈmɪl yər/

Definitions of familiarly word

  • adjective familiarly commonly or generally known or seen: a familiar sight. 1
  • adjective familiarly well-acquainted; thoroughly conversant: to be familiar with a subject. 1
  • adjective familiarly informal; easygoing; unceremonious; unconstrained: to write in a familiar style. 1
  • adjective familiarly closely intimate or personal: a familiar friend; to be on familiar terms. 1
  • adjective familiarly unduly intimate; too personal; taking liberties; presuming: The duchess disliked familiar servants. 1
  • adjective familiarly domesticated; tame. 1

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Origin of familiarly

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English < Latin familiāris of a household (see family, -ar1); replacing Middle English famulier < Middle French < Latin, as above

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Parts of speech for Familiarly


familiarly popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

familiarly usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for familiarly

adv familiarly

  • personally — through direct contact; in person; directly: I will thank him personally.
  • well — in a good or satisfactory manner: Business is going well.
  • confidentially — Confidentially is used to say that what you are telling someone is a secret and should not be discussed with anyone else.
  • lovingly — feeling or showing love; warmly affectionate; fond: loving glances.
  • privately — belonging to some particular person: private property.

adverb familiarly

  • intimately — associated in close personal relations: an intimate friend.
  • closely — to put (something) in a position to obstruct an entrance, opening, etc.; shut.
  • cozily — snugly warm and comfortable: a cozy little house.
  • casually — happening by chance; fortuitous: a casual meeting.

Antonyms for familiarly

adv familiarly

  • openly — not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night.
  • publicly — in a public or open manner or place.
  • reservedly — kept or set apart for some particular use or purpose.

adverb familiarly

  • distantly — far off or apart in space; not near at hand; remote or removed (often followed by from): a distant place; a town three miles distant from here.

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