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Noun: familiarity  fu,mi-lee'er-u-tee [N. Amer], fu,mi-lee'a-ru-tee [Brit]
  1. Personal knowledge or information about someone or something
    - acquaintance, conversance, conversancy
  2. Usualness by virtue of being familiar or well known
  3. Close or warm friendship
    "the absence of fences created a mysterious familiarity in which no one knew privacy";
    - intimacy, closeness
  4. A casual manner
    - casualness
  5. An act of undue intimacy
    - impropriety, indecorum, liberty

Derived forms: familiarities

See also: familiar, unfamiliar

Type of: friendliness, informality, information, misbehavior [US], misbehaviour [Brit, Cdn], misdeed, misdoing, usualness

Antonym: unfamiliarity

Encyclopedia: Familiarity