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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Acquaintance (0.00832 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Acquaintance.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: acquaintance kenalan
English → English (WordNet) Definition: acquaintance acquaintance n 1: personal knowledge or information about someone or something [syn: familiarity, conversance, conversancy] 2: a relationship less intimate than friendship [syn: acquaintanceship] 3: a person with whom you are acquainted; “I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances”; “we are friends of the family” [syn: friend]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Acquaintance Acquaintance \Ac*quaint"ance\, n. [OE. aqueintance, OF. acointance, fr. acointier. See Acquaint.] 1. A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him. [1913 Webster] Contract no friendship, or even acquaintance, with a guileful man. --Sir W. Jones. [1913 Webster] 2. A person or persons with whom one is acquainted. [1913 Webster] Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Note: In this sense the collective term acquaintance was formerly both singular and plural, but it is now commonly singular, and has the regular plural acquaintances. [1913 Webster] To be of acquaintance, to be intimate. To take acquaintance of or with, to make the acquaintance of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Syn: Familiarity; intimacy; fellowship; knowledge. Usage: Acquaintance, Familiarity, Intimacy. These words mark different degrees of closeness in social intercourse. Acquaintance arises from occasional intercourse; as, our acquaintance has been a brief one. We can speak of a slight or an intimate acquaintance. Familiarity is the result of continued acquaintance. It springs from persons being frequently together, so as to wear off all restraint and reserve; as, the familiarity of old companions. Intimacy is the result of close connection, and the freest interchange of thought; as, the intimacy of established friendship. [1913 Webster] Our admiration of a famous man lessens upon our nearer acquaintance with him. --Addison. [1913 Webster] We contract at last such a familiarity with them as makes it difficult and irksome for us to call off our minds. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] It is in our power to confine our friendships and intimacies to men of virtue. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]


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