Meaning of FAMILIAR in English


Function: adjective

1 closely associated FF1C; time and interests have made them familiar FF1E;

Synonyms: chummy, close, confidential, intimate, thick

Related Words: amicable, friendly, neighborly; affable, boon, cordial, genial, gracious, sociable; comfortable, cozy, easy, snug; forward, fresh, impertinent, intrusive, obtrusive, officious

Contrasted Words: detached, disinterested, incurious, indifferent, remote, unconcerned; ceremonial, ceremonious, conventional, formal

Antonyms: aloof


Synonyms: COMMON 4, customary, everyday, frequent

Related Words: accustomed, habitual, wonted; commonplace, prosaic

Contrasted Words: new, newfangled, new-fashioned, novel; rare, strange, uncommon; chimerical, fantastic

Antonyms: unfamiliar

3 well-informed especially through study or experience FF1C; familiar with what is being taught in the schools FF1E;

Synonyms: abreast, acquainted, au courant, au fait, conversant, informed, up, versant, versed

Related Words: aware, cognizant, conscious, mindful

Contrasted Words: unacquainted, unconversant, uninformed, unversed; insensible, unaware, unconscious, unmindful; ignorant, unenlightened, unknowing

Antonyms: unfamiliar

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.