familiarity
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /fəmɪlɪˈæɹɪti/
Noun

familiarity

  1. The state of being extremely friendly; intimacy.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 8, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      It is also folly and injustice to deprive children […] of their fathers familiaritie, and ever to shew them a surly, austere, grim, and disdainefull countenance, hoping thereby to keepe them in awfull feare and duteous obedience.
    • 1677, Hannah Woolley, The Compleat Servant-Maid, London: T. Passinger, p. 2,
      Do not keep familiarity with any but those, with whom you may improve your time.
  2. Undue intimacy; inappropriate informality, impertinence.
  3. An instance of familiar behaviour.
  4. Close or habitual acquaintance with someone or something; understanding or recognition acquired from experience.
Translations Translations
  • French: familiarité
  • Russian: фамильярность
  • Spanish: impertinencia
Translations Translations
  • Russian: ознакомленность
  • Spanish: familiaridad



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