Part of speech: noun

The state of being familiar; intimacy; unceremoniousness; freedom.

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Usage examples "familiarity":

  1. For a while he kept at a distance, observing her, however, as she took her way, with an air of familiarity with her surroundings, to a place on deck sheltered alike from observation and from the strong breeze which was already beginning. - "A Beautiful Alien", Julia Magruder.
  2. As a result of this, students when speaking English will introduce some of these expressions into their talk, thinking that by so doing they show their familiarity with the language. - "India and the Indians", Edward F. Elwin.
  3. Upon even a slight familiarity with his books we recognize in him a brother- soul who has suffered, felt, thought, pretty nearly like us. - "Saint Augustin", Louis Bertrand.