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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

You need to have a redesign because familiarity breeds a kind of complacency.
Timothy White

Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
Mark Twain

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
William Bernbach

There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
Charles de Gaulle

If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
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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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