1. familiar

adjective. ['fəˈmɪljɝ'] well known or easily recognized.


  • well-known
  • acquainted
  • beaten
  • old
  • known
  • familiarity


  • unfamiliar
  • unfamiliarity
  • nonmember
  • foe

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Rhymes with Familiar

  • devillier

How do you pronounce familiar?

Pronounce familiar as fəˈmɪljər.

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How to spell familiar? Is it familier? Or familar? Common misspellings are:

  • familier
  • familar

Sentences with familiar

1. Adjective
Propane is a gas that many people are familiar with but few people understand.

Quotes about familiar

1. It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
- Anais Nin

2. I spend several days at a time without enough sleep. At first, normal activities become annoying. When you are too tired to eat, you really need some sleep. A few days later, things become strange. Loud noises become louder and more startling, familiar sounds become unfamiliar, and life reinvents itself as a surrealist dream.
- Henry Rollins

3. And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

2. long-familiar

adjective. frequently experienced; known closely or intimately.


  • familiar


  • unknown
  • unfamiliarity

3. familiar

adjective. ['fəˈmɪljɝ'] within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange.


  • everyday
  • usual
  • common


  • dissociate
  • divide
  • dominant
  • stranger

4. familiar

adjective. ['fəˈmɪljɝ'] (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly.


  • conversant


  • junior
  • inexperienced

5. familiar

noun. ['fəˈmɪljɝ'] a friend who is frequently in the company of another.


  • tovarisch
  • companion
  • escort
  • comrade
  • fellow
  • associate
  • friend
  • date
  • playfellow
  • playmate


  • current
  • future
  • present
  • counterfeit

6. familiar

noun. ['fəˈmɪljɝ'] a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support.


  • servant


  • unacknowledged
  • inglorious

7. familiar

noun. ['fəˈmɪljɝ'] a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard.


  • familiar spirit
  • disembodied spirit


  • immature
  • fresh
  • new

8. familiar

adjective. ['fəˈmɪljɝ'] having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship.


  • intimate


  • female
  • woman