unfamiliar - definition and synonyms

 
adjective 

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/ˌʌnfəˈmɪljə(r)/
  1. if you are unfamiliar with something, you have no knowledge or experience of it
    unfamiliar with:

    The joke would not be understood by readers unfamiliar with Jewish tradition.

    1. a.
      used about things that you have no knowledge or experience of

      feelings of nervousness at being in unfamiliar surroundings

      unfamiliar to:

      The rules of the game are quite unfamiliar to most people.

derived word

unfamiliarity

 

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/ˌʌnfəˌmɪliˈærəti/
noun [uncountable]