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Definition of: acquaintance

(ə·kwāntəns) noun
1. Knowledge of any person or thing.
2. A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.
—ac·quain′ tance·ship
noun
Synonyms: association, companionship, experience, familiarity, fellowship, friendship, intimacy, knowledge. Acquaintance between persons is mutual, assuming that each knows the other. Acquaintance is less than familiarity or intimacy; it does not involve friendship, for one may be well acquainted with an enemy. Fellowship involves not merely acquaintance and companionship, but sympathy as well. Compare FRIENDSHIP, LOVE. As regards studies, pursuits, etc., acquaintance is less than familiarity, which supposes minute knowledge of particulars, arising often from long experience or association. Antonyms: ignorance, ignoring, inexperience, unfamiliarity.

Most often used phrases:

personal acquaintance
made acquaintance
close acquaintance
mutual acquaintance
intimate acquaintance
first acquaintance
new acquaintance
childhood acquaintance
acquaintance named
casual acquaintance
chance acquaintance
female acquaintance
acquaintance rape
passing acquaintance
previous acquaintance

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