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familiarity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Familiarity  \Fa*mil`iar"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Familiarities}.  [OE. 
  familarite  F.  familiarit['e]fr.  L.  faniliaritas  See 
  {Familiar}.] 
  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 
  {Acquaintance}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  familiarity 
  n  1:  personal  knowledge  or  information  about  someone  or  something 
  [syn:  {acquaintance},  {conversance},  {conversancy}] 
  2:  usualness  by  virtue  of  being  familiar  or  well  known  [ant:  {unfamiliarity}] 
  3:  close  or  warm  friendship;  "the  absence  of  fences  created  a 
  mysterious  intimacy  in  which  no  one  knew  privacy"  [syn:  {intimacy}, 
  {closeness}] 
  4:  a  casual  manner  [syn:  {casualness}] 
  5:  an  act  of  undue  intimacy  [syn:  {impropriety},  {indecorum},  {liberty}] 




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