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Pronunciation:  fu`milee'aritee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act of undue intimacy
  2. [n]  close or warm friendship; "the absence of fences created a mysterious intimacy in which no one knew privacy"
  3. [n]  usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known
  4. [n]  a casual manner
  5. [n]  personal knowledge or information about someone or something

FAMILIARITY is a 11 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: acquaintance, casualness, closeness, conversance, conversancy, impropriety, indecorum, intimacy, liberty
 Antonyms: strangeness, unfamiliarity
 See Also: friendliness, informality, information, misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed, slanginess, usualness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fa*mil`iar"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Familiarities}. [OE.
familarite, F. familiarit['e]fr. L. faniliaritas. See
1. 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.

2. 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.

Syn: Acquaintance; fellowship; affability; intimacy. See

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