Student Thesaurus

One entry found for familiarity.
Entry Word: familiarity
Function: noun
Text: 1 the state of being in a very personal or private relationship <the elderly couple enjoys a familiarity that is the result of many years of happy marriage>
Synonyms chumminess, closeness, inseparability, intimacy, nearness
Related Words immediacy; affinity, kinship; commitment, devotion; affection, fondness, love; constancy, faithfulness, fidelity; amity, fellowship, friendship, goodwill; affability, conviviality, cordiality, geniality
Near Antonyms aloofness, coldness, coolness, reserve
Antonyms distance
2 a socially improper or unsuitable act or remark <placing his hand on my shoulder was just one familiarity by the car salesman that I did not appreciate> -- see IMPROPRIETY 2
3 knowledge gained by personal experience <the restaurant critic's considerable familiarity with restaurant kitchens should stand her in good stead> -- see ACQUAINTANCE