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English noun: acquaintance

1. acquaintance (cognition) personal knowledge or information about someone or something

Synonymsconversance, conversancy, familiarity

Broader (hypernym)information

2. acquaintance (state) a relationship less intimate than friendship


Broader (hypernym)relationship

3. acquaintance (person) a person with whom you are acquainted

SamplesI have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances.
We are friends of the family.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)bunkmate, campmate, class fellow, classmate, connection, end man, homeboy, messmate, pickup, schoolfellow, schoolmate

Antonymsstranger, alien, stranger, unknown

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