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1. familiarity

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

Synonyms

  • acquaintance
  • conversance
  • conversancy

Antonyms

  • openness
  • sociability
  • unapproachability
  • friendly

Etymology

  • familiarité (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • familiaritatem (Latin)

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Rhymes with Familiarity

  • peculiarity
  • irregularity
  • regularity
  • popularity
  • solidarity
  • similarity
  • prosperity
  • dexterity
  • sincerity
  • posterity
  • disparity
  • barbarity
  • temerity
  • polarity
  • hilarity
  • celerity
  • clarity
  • verity
  • rarity
  • parity
  • geraghty

Sentences with familiarity


1. Noun, singular or mass
Interest and familiarity make it more likely that people will listen when you start talking.

Quotes about familiarity


1. Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds more contempt, and love, and everything.
- Martin Freeman

2. A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.
- Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

3. Familiarity breeds contempt and children.
- Mark Twain

2. familiarity

noun. ['fəˌmɪlˈjɛrəti'] usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known.

Synonyms

  • unfamiliar
  • familiar

Antonyms

  • unfamiliar
  • unfamiliarity
  • familiar

Etymology

  • familiarité (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • familiaritatem (Latin)

3. familiarity

noun. ['fəˌmɪlˈjɛrəti'] close or warm friendship.

Synonyms

  • friendliness
  • intimacy

Antonyms

  • properness
  • decency
  • appropriateness

Etymology

  • familiarité (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • familiaritatem (Latin)

4. familiarity

noun. ['fəˌmɪlˈjɛrəti'] an act of undue intimacy.

Synonyms

  • misdeed
  • misbehaviour
  • liberty
  • indecorum
  • impropriety

Antonyms

  • decorum
  • propriety
  • becomingness
  • decorousness

Etymology

  • familiarité (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • familiaritatem (Latin)

5. familiarity

noun. ['fəˌmɪlˈjɛrəti'] a casual manner.

Synonyms

  • slanginess
  • casualness

Antonyms

  • correctness
  • stranger
  • generosity

Etymology

  • familiarité (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • familiaritatem (Latin)
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