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familiarity

noun

  1. (information)  personal knowledge or information about someone or something
    Synonyms: acquaintance, conversance, conversancy. Type of: information
  2. (usualness)  usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known
    Type of: usualness. Describes: familiar, unfamiliar
  3. (friendliness)  close or warm friendship
    Synonyms: closeness, intimacy. Type of: friendliness
  4. (informality)  a casual manner
    Synonyms: casualness. Type of: informality
  5. (misbehavior)  an act of undue intimacy
    Synonyms: impropriety, indecorum, liberty. Type of: misbehavior

Etymology summary

Middle English (in the senses "close relationship" and "sexual intimacy"): via...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Intimate relationship | sexual relationship.

an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Physical intimacy is characterized by romantic or passionate attachment or sexual activity. The term intimate relationship is also sometimes used euphemistically for a sexual ... (33 of 3316 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Intimate relationship

Collins Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

reasonable knowledge or acquaintance, as with a subject or place | close acquaintanceship or intimacy | undue intimacy | [sometimes plural] an ... (19 of 471 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/familiarity

Merriam-Webster:

familiarity | familiarities [plural] | intimacy [synonym, sense-specific] | informality [synonym, sense-specific] | impropriety [synonym, sense-specific] | belonging [synonym, sense-specific] | chumminess [synonym, sense-specific] | closeness [synonym, sense-specific] | inseparability [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the quality or state of being familiar ; a state of close relationship; "intimacy" | absence of ceremony; "informality" ; an unduly informal act or ... (24 of 150 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/familiarity

Oxford Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural] | familiarity breeds contempt

close acquaintance with or knowledge of something | the quality of being well known from long or close association | relaxed friendliness or intimacy ... (22 of 134 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/familiarity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural] | familiarity breeds contempt

[singular, uncountable] knowledge of something because you have learnt about it or experienced it before | [uncountable] the fact that something is ... (21 of 112 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/familiarity

Random House Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

thorough knowledge or mastery of a thing, subject, etc. | the state of being familiar; friendly relationship; close acquaintance; intimacy. | an ... (20 of 68 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/familiarity

New World Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

close association; intimacy | free and intimate behavior; absence of formality and ceremony | intimacy that is too bold or unwelcome | a highly ... (21 of 59 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/familiarity

Wiktionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural] | intimacy [synonym, sense-specific]

The state of being extremely friendly; intimacy. | Undue intimacy; inappropriate informality, impertinence. | An instance of familiar behaviour. | Close or habitual acquaintance with someone or something; understanding or recognition acquired from ... (30 of 58 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/familiarity

Cambridge Dictionary:

familiarity [entry 1]

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well (14 of 36 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/familiarity 1

familiarity [entry 2]

friendly and informal behaviour (4 of 17 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/familiarity 2

American Heritage Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

Considerable acquaintance with. | Established friendship; intimacy. | An excessively familiar or informal act; an impropriety. | A sexual advance. | ... (17 of 30 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/familiarity

Encarta Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

thorough knowledge and understanding of something | closeness and friendliness in a personal relationship | the quality of being known | an intimacy ... (20 of 66 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861610419​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

Origin: Middle English (in the senses "close relationship" and "sexual intimacy"): via Old French from Latin familiaritas, from familiaris ... (18 of 22 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/familiarity

New World Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

Origin: Middle English familiarite from Old French from Latin familiaritas from familiaris: see "familiar"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/familiarity

Wiktionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

Origin: Middle French familiarit√©, from Latin familiāritātem.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/familiarity

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "familiarity"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/familiarity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "familiarity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/familiarity

Macmillan American Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "familiarity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/familiarity

Cambridge Dictionary:

familiarity [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "familiarity"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "familiarity"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/familiarity 1

the Free Dictionary:

familiarity

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "familiarity"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "familiarity"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "familiarity" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/familiarity

Google Dictionary:

familiarity | familiarities [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "familiarity"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=familiarity

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

familiarity

Audio: North American pronunciation of "familiarity"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=famili​03 word=familiarity

YourDictionary Audio:

familiarity

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "familiarity" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/familiarity

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