What is another word for acquaintances?

Pronunciation: [ɐkwˈe͡ɪntənsɪz] (IPA)

Acquaintances is a term used to refer to people one knows slightly or casually. However, there are several synonyms that one can use to describe such people. One such word is 'associates,' which refers to people one is connected to professionally or socially. Another synonym is 'colleagues,' which refers to people one works with. 'Companions' are people who accompany one on an activity or journey, while 'contacts' are individuals who can be useful in terms of networking or obtaining information. Other synonyms include 'chums,' 'buddies,' and 'mates.' Therefore, one can use different words to describe people depending on the context and level of familiarity.

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Usage examples for Acquaintances

Those had been the days when the boy Richard, moving among the amusing and amused worldlings who formed his grandfather's large circle of acquaintances, had not known that there were such things as disease, tragedy, and passion in the world.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
You've made a good many acquaintances since you came, no doubt?
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
You, being a hard man to know, have made very few acquaintances that we could approach to get your history.
"For Every Man A Reason"
Patrick Wilkins

Famous quotes with Acquaintances

  • Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
    Richard Bach
  • Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven't had our coffee, in which case we feel 107.
    Martha Beck
  • My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
    Georg Brandes
  • I don't have friends, I have thousands of acquaintances. No friends. I figured I had a wife and children.
    Charles Bronson
  • Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings.
    Donald Cargill

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