acquainted [uh-kweyn-tid] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- having personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.; informed (usually followed by with): to be acquainted with law.
- brought into social contact; made familiar: people acquainted through mutual friends.
Origin of acquainted Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at acquaint, -ed2 Related formsac·quaint·ed·ness, nounhalf-ac·quaint·ed, adjectivequa·si-ac·quaint·ed, adjectiveun·ac·quaint·ed, adjectivewell-ac·quaint·ed, adjective Related Words for unacquainted ignorant, inexperienced, strange, unadorned, unaware, unfamiliar, unknown Examples from the Web for unacquainted Historical Examples of unacquainted
If you happen to be unacquainted with its authentic history, so much the better.
She felt the awkwardness of being surrounded by people with whom she was unacquainted.
His brother; imagining he had gone abroad, was unacquainted with his danger.
You can see that he is unacquainted with our little mountains!
M. Y. Lermontov
I am unacquainted with the nature of all the papers she received, but I well remember the agony they seemed to inflict on her.
Madame du Hausset, an “Unknown English Girl” and the Princess Lamballe
British Dictionary definitions for unacquainted unacquainted adjective
- not familiar or conversant with (someone or something)
- (of people) not having met or been introduced
acquainted adjective (postpositive)
- (sometimes foll by with) on terms of familiarity but not intimacy
- (foll by with) having knowledge or experience (of); familiar (with)
Word Origin and History for unacquainted adj.
early 13c., “personally known;” past participle adjective from acquaint (v.). Of skills, situations, etc., from late 15c.