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1. acquaintance

noun. ['əˈkweɪntəns'] personal knowledge or information about someone or something.

Synonyms

  • conversance
  • conversancy
  • familiarity

Antonyms

  • introvert
  • withholder
  • male
  • adult

Etymology

  • acointance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Acquaintance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance
  • ambiance

How do you pronounce acquaintance?

Pronounce acquaintance as əkˈweɪntəns.

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How to spell acquaintance? Is it aquaintance? Or aquintance? Common misspellings are:

  • aquaintance
  • aquintance

Example sentences of the word acquaintance


1. Noun, singular or mass
You can often sell it to a friend or acquaintance.

Quotes containing the word acquaintance


1. Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

2. An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.
- E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

3. There is no such thing as educational value in the abstract. The notion that some subjects and methods and that acquaintance with certain facts and truths possess educational value in and of themselves is the reason why traditional education reduced the material of education so largely to a diet of predigested materials.
- John Dewey, Experience and Education

2. acquaintance

noun. ['əˈkweɪntəns'] a relationship less intimate than friendship.

Synonyms

  • acquaintanceship

Antonyms

  • nonreligious person
  • follower

Etymology

  • acointance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. acquaintance

noun. ['əˈkweɪntəns'] a person with whom you are acquainted.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • classmate
  • class fellow
  • connection
  • schoolfellow
  • campmate
  • individual
  • bunkmate
  • friend
  • mortal
  • messmate
  • person
  • end man
  • pickup
  • schoolmate
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert

Etymology

  • acointance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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