- 1 familiarity (with something) familiarity (to somebody) the state of knowing someone or something well; the state of recognizing someone or something His familiarity with the language helped him enjoy his stay. When she saw the house, she had a feeling of familiarity.
- 2a friendly, informal manner She addressed me with an easy familiarity that made me feel at home. Idioms
knowing someone or something very well may cause you to lose admiration and respect for them/it
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