Word of the Day: Unfamiliar
un-fa-mil-iar / ŭn-fə-mĭl-yər
1. not having knowledge or experience of
I just needed to know how a Hollywood screenplay looked on the page, which was something I was totally unfamiliar with.
Diablo Cody, 1978 –
2. not known or recognized
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
Hippocrates, 460 – 370 BC
3. unusual or uncharacteristic
When a reserved person once begins to talk, nothing can stop him; and he does not want to have to listen, until he has quite finished his unfamiliar exertion.
From ‘Survival’ by Phyllis Bottome, 1884 – 1963