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Definition of Familiarity

Familiarity

  1. The state of being familiar; intimate and frequent converse, or association; unconstrained intercourse; freedom from ceremony and constraint; intimacy; as, to live in remarkable familiarity.
  2. Anything said or done by one person to another unceremoniously and without constraint; esp., in the pl., such actions and words as propriety and courtesy do not warrant; liberties.

Familiarity Quotations

It seems important to find ways of reminding ourselves that most 'familiarity' is meditated and delusive.
David Foster Wallace

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
William Bernbach

Familiarity breeds contempt.
Aesop

Snow isn't just pretty. It also cleanses our world and our senses, not just of the soot and grime of a Fife mining town but also of a kind of weary familiarity, a taken-for-granted quality to which our eyes are all too susceptible.
John Burnside

The keynote of simple folk is bad manners, familiarity. They intrude on one's private soul.
Patrick Kavanagh
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Familiarity Translations

familiarity in German is Vertrautheit, Unbekanntheit
familiarity in Norwegian is fortrolighet
familiarity in Spanish is familiaridad
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