unaccustomed [uhn-uh-kuhs-tuhmd] SynonymsExamplesWord Originadjective
- not accustomed or habituated: to be unaccustomed to hardships.
- unusual; unfamiliar: A brief after-dinner speech is an unaccustomed pleasure.
Origin of unaccustomed First recorded in 1520–30; un-1 + accustomed Related formsun·ac·cus·tomed·ness, nounSynonyms for unaccustomed 2. uncommon, extraordinary, curious, peculiar, unexpected. Related Words for unaccustomed ignorant, uninformed, unfamiliar, incompetent, inexperienced, novice, unacquainted, unseasoned, unskilled, untaught, untrained, uninstructed, unpracticed, alien, altered, bizarre, different, eccentric, exceptional, exotic Examples from the Web for unaccustomed Contemporary Examples of unaccustomed
A month after that announcement, unaccustomed daylight was forced upon the lithium-ion battery industry.
May 5, 2014
While Kelley is unaccustomed to dealing with the media and was nervous about our sit-down, her task is in many ways far easier.
January 23, 2013
It is a moment of unaccustomed celebration in a country that has known unimaginable suffering.
January 9, 2011
John Avlon talks to jubilant Sudanese voters on the ground at a moment of unaccustomed celebration.
January 9, 2011
Citizens of the Palmetto State woke up yesterday with an unaccustomed feeling when they opened the political page: pride.
June 24, 2010
Historical Examples of unaccustomed
You think of your wife, grappling with a kind of difficulty to which she is unaccustomed.
His voice was modulated to an unaccustomed mildness as he spoke.
He was unaccustomed to seeing her show suffering, and it embarrassed him.
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
The unaccustomed action was significant; it bespoke a passionate loyalty.
You are right in supposing that I am not unaccustomed to—an influential position.’
British Dictionary definitions for unaccustomed unaccustomed adjective
- (foll by to) not used (to)unaccustomed to pain
- not familiar; strange or unusual
Derived Formsunaccustomedness, noun Word Origin and History for unaccustomed adj.