What is another word for unaccustomed?

Pronunciation: [ʌnɐkˈʌstəmd] (IPA)

Unaccustomed refers to a person's lack of familiarity or experience with something. Often, it indicates a sense of discomfort or unease in a new situation. Synonyms for unaccustomed include unfamiliar, new, unusual, strange, uncommon, unheard of, and unforeseen. Additionally, terms such as inexperienced, unschooled, uninitiated, and raw can also convey the concept of being unaccustomed to something. These words are often used in context with a range of scenarios such as starting a new job, trying a new food, or visiting an unfamiliar place. While each word has its unique nuances, they all convey the idea of someone who has not yet become accustomed to a particular situation.

Synonyms for Unaccustomed:

What are the hypernyms for Unaccustomed?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for unaccustomed?

Unaccustomed is an adjective used to describe something that one is not used to or familiar with. Antonyms for unaccustomed would therefore be words that describe the opposite of this feeling. Some antonyms for unaccustomed are familiar, used, acclimatized, adapted, accustomed, competent, conversant, experienced, and inured. These words convey a sense of ease, familiarity, and mastery, which are the exact opposites of discomfort, newness, and uncertainty that come from being unaccustomed. By using antonyms for unaccustomed, one can add nuance and depth to their writing or speech, and accurately convey the intended meaning.

Usage examples for Unaccustomed

Some painful and difficult thoughts, perhaps, did all these unaccustomed sights and sounds bring across his mind, embarrassing him to reconcile their presence with the scene he fancied himself beholding; but even these impressions were faint and fleeting.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
She braced herself mentally, and, flushing at the unaccustomed act, rapped timidly upon the door which opened into the office-which by that time she knew was really a saloon.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
I may mention that I found a certain dress of mine, which I do not remember tearing, had evidently been repaired by somebody quite unaccustomed to that kind of thing.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Unaccustomed

  • There is no loneliness like the loneliness of crowds, especially to those who are unaccustomed to them.
    H. Rider Haggard
  • The two great conceptual revolutions of twentieth-century science, the overturning of classical physics by Werner Heisenberg and the overturning of the foundations of mathematics by Kurt Gödel, occurred within six years of each other within the narrow boundaries of German-speaking Europe. ... A study of the historical background of German intellectual life in the 1920s reveals strong links between them. Physicists and mathematicians were exposed simultaneously to external influences that pushed them along parallel paths. ... Two people who came early and strongly under the influence of Spengler's philosophy were the mathematician Hermann Weyl and the physicist Erwin Schrödinger. ... Weyl and Schrödinger agreed with Spengler that the coming revolution would sweep away the principle of physical causality. The erstwhile revolutionaries David Hilbert and Albert Einstein found themselves in the unaccustomed role of defenders of the status quo, Hilbert defending the primacy of formal logic in the foundations of mathematics, Einstein defending the primacy of causality in physics. In the short run, Hilbert and Einstein were defeated and the Spenglerian ideology of revolution triumphed, both in physics and in mathematics. Heisenberg discovered the true limits of causality in atomic processes, and Gödel discovered the limits of formal deduction and proof in mathematics. And, as often happens in the history of intellectual revolutions, the achievement of revolutionary goals destroyed the revolutionary ideology that gave them birth. The visions of Spengler, having served their purpose, rapidly became irrelevant.
    Freeman Dyson
  • We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life.
    Maya Angelou
  • One simple method is to take a pen or pencil and hold it up against a blank wall or ceiling. Now concentrate on the pen as if it is the most important thing in the world. Then allow your sense to relax, so you see the pen against the background of the wall. Concentrate again. Relax again. Keep on doing this until you become aware of the ability to focus attention at will. You will find that this unaccustomed activity of the will is tiring; it produces a sense of strain behind the eyes. My own perception is that if you persist, in spite of the strain, the result is acute discomfort, followed by a sudden immense relief - the 'peak experience'.
    Colin Wilson

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