- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [Unacquainted]Syn. not introduced, not associated, unknown, not on speaking terms, not versed in, not in the habit of, out of contact with; see also strange 2 .Ant. friendly*, intimate, acquainted.2. [Strange]Syn. alien, outlandish, exotic, remote, foreign, unknown, novel, original, different, unusual, extraordinary, unaccustomed, unexplored, anomalous, uncommon.Ant. common*, ordinary, usual.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.1. unacquainted ignorant, unconversant, uninitiated, unversed in, inexperienced, unaccustomed, untrained, unschooled.2. unknown strange, alien, foreign, exotic, new, novel, unusual, outlandish, peculiar, rare.ANT.: 1. familiar, acquainted, versed. 2. known, familiar, common, everydayIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Not aware or informed: ignorant, innocent, oblivious, unacquainted, unaware, unconscious, unenlightened, uninformed, unknowing, unwitting. Idiom: in the dark. See KNOWLEDGE. 2. Not the same as what was previously known or done: different, fresh, innovative, inventive, new, newfangled, novel, original, unprecedented. See NEW.
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