Student Thesaurus

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Entry Word: familiar
Function: adjective
Text: 1 closely acquainted <the little inside jokes that people who have long been familiar like to share>
Synonyms bosom, chummy, close, friendly, intimate, thick
Related Words affable, boon, companionable, convivial, cordial, genial, gracious, hearty; gregarious, sociable, social; comfortable, cozy, easy, snug; amicable, neighborly; confidential, secretive; affectionate, dear, devoted, fond, loving, warm
Near Antonyms aloof, cold, cool, reserved, standoffish, unfriendly, unsociable, withdrawn
Antonyms distant
2 having information especially as a result of study or experience <book editors who are familiar with what is being taught in the schools>
Synonyms abreast, acquainted, conversant, informed, knowledgeable, up, up-to-date, versed
Related Words aware, cognizant, conscious, heedful, mindful
Phrases in the know
Near Antonyms unaware, unconscious, unmindful; blind, oblivious, unknowing, unwitting
Antonyms ignorant, unacquainted, unfamiliar, uninformed
3 often observed or encountered <the woman and her pair of Welsh corgis were a familiar sight in the quiet neighborhood> -- see COMMON 1
4 showing a lack of proper social reserve or modesty <rather too familiar for a first-time guest in our home, the woman kept asking how much we paid for this or for that> -- see PRESUMPTUOUS 1