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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person one knows, but who is not a close friend. Knowledge gained from experience.

Usage examples (37)
  • She has acquaintance with the game of backgammon.
  • "Ma foi, Sir," answered she, "because none of my acquaintance is in town."
  • The mutual acquaintance is quite the gentleman and has a beautiful family.
  • Mac was a good guy and a long-term acquaintance and friend, but he wasn't Council. for more
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