Definition of unfamiliar adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌʌnfəˈmɪliə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnfəˈmɪliər//
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  1. 1that you do not know or recognize She felt uneasy in the unfamiliar surroundings. An unfamiliar sound came from the hall. unfamiliar to somebody Please highlight any terms that are unfamiliar to you.
  2. 2unfamiliar with something not having any knowledge or experience of something an introductory course for students who are unfamiliar with computers We were quite unfamiliar with the town.
  3. opposite familiar
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unfamiliar