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Synonyms for acquaintance

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for acquaintance

a person whom one knows casually


personal knowledge derived from participation or observation

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Synonyms for acquaintance

personal knowledge or information about someone or something

a relationship less intimate than friendship

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Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
But for goodness' sake don't suppose," her eyes added, "that I would force my acquaintance on you, I simply admire you and like you." "I like you too, and you're very, very sweet.
"How uncomfortable it is," whispered Catherine, "not to have a single acquaintance here!"
I wish I had a large acquaintance here with all my heart, and then I should get you a partner.
I like this knocking around, loose and easy, and making acquaintances and talking.
I make lots of acquaintances. You been up the Rigi yet?"
Her systems have all the unfortunate tendency of setting propriety at nought; and a better acquaintance with the world is what I look forward to as her greatest possible advantage."
To assert that she knew me by sight as the wife of Eustace, and that she had waited on the sands and dropped her letter for the express purpose of making acquaintance with me, was also to assert every one of these monstrous probabilities to be facts that had actually happened!
Mr Elliot had attempted no apology, and shewn himself as unsolicitous of being longer noticed by the family, as Sir Walter considered him unworthy of it: all acquaintance between them had ceased.
Take one example: an acquaintance, who rather loves using the odd rare synonym instead of the more common term, has been wont to pronounce the word 'awry' incorrectly.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind?
The boy lived with the family of his mother's acquaintance, while his parents worked as migrants in the Russian Federation.
I started to tell you the story of my chance acquaintance with a gentleman with a background that fascinated me.
But for Trillanes, Roque's status had been 'lowered' to a mere acquaintance since becaming the President's ally.
A total of 24pc of cases occurred at the acquaintance's place, 15pc at the victim's place and 10pc in the field these findings were similar to last year's.