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Definitions of Familiarity

  1. Actions which assume too great familiarity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. an act of undue intimacy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The state of being familiar; intimate and frequent converse, or association; unconstrained intercourse; freedom from ceremony and constraint; intimacy; as, to live in remarkable familiarity. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Anything said or done by one person to another unceremoniously and without constraint; esp., in the pl., such actions and words as propriety and courtesy do not warrant; liberties. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Intimacy; ease of conversation; freedom from ceremony or conventionality; liberty or freedom. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Intimate acquaintanceship; freedom from constraint; -pl. actions characterized by too much license; actions of one person towards another unwarranted by their relative position; liberties. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. State of being familiar; intimacy; freedom. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The state of being familiar; intimacy; unceremoniousness; freedom. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Close intimacy; affability; unconstrained intercourse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for Familiarity

  1. Familiarity has bred contempt. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  2. Are the properties of a chemical compound less mysterious essentially because of the familiarity with which we handle them? – Theological Essays by Charles Bradlaugh