Synonyms of familiar in English:

familiar


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adjective

1‘I see a lot of familiar faces’

SYNONYMS
well known, known, recognized, accustomed
common, everyday, day-to-day, ordinary, commonplace, frequent, habitual, usual, customary, repeated, routine, standard, stock, mundane, run-of-the-mill, conventional
household, domestic
British common or garden
North American garden variety
informal bog-standard
literary wonted
ANTONYMS

unfamiliar

2‘she was an old and familiar friend’

SYNONYMS
close, intimate, dear, near, confidential, bosom
friendly, neighbourly, sociable, amicable, easy
informal pally, chummy, matey, buddy-buddy, palsy-walsy, thick, thick as thieves

3‘he enjoyed the familiar atmosphere in their house’

SYNONYMS
informal, non-formal, casual, relaxed, comfortable, easy, free, free and easy, at ease, at home, friendly, unceremonious, unrestrained, unconstrained, unreserved, open, natural, simple, unpretentious
ANTONYMS

formal

4‘they object to him being familiar with the staff’

SYNONYMS
overfamiliar, unduly familiar, over-free, presumptuous, disrespectful, forward, bold, impudent, impertinent, intrusive
making passes at, chatting up, making advances towards
informal pushy
ANTONYMS

formal


Phrases

    familiar with

    ‘are you familiar with the subject?’


    SYNONYMS
    acquainted with, conversant with, versed in, informed about, knowledgeable about, well informed about, instructed in, skilled in, proficient in
    at home with, no stranger to, au fait with, au courant with, apprised of, abreast of, up to date with, in touch with
    informal well up on, in the know about, genned up on, clued in on, clued up on, plugged into
    British informal switched on to
    archaic ware of
    ANTONYMS

    unfamiliar with