Familiar and New


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Familiar adjective – Closely acquainted.
New is an antonym for familiar in topics: common, friendly, knowledgeable.
Nearby Words: familiarity, familiarize, familiarise, familiarized, familiarization
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New adjective – Not known or experienced before.
Usage example: the Americas were new lands for the European explorers

Familiar is an antonym for new in recent topic.
Nearby Words: newness, newly, newish
Antonyms for New
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Things that words describes

friend familiar friend new friend
character familiar character new character
people familiar people new people
sound familiar sound new sound
Other nouns: style, name, form, system, way, design, characters, features, story, version, song, players, fans, enemies, songs.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Halt and Catch Fire She and Donna must face threats, both new and familiar, which could prove to be the company's undoing.
  • The story has its own original take aside from the female MC twist, creating something that is both familiar and new.
  • Takes place after the True Pacifist Ending, when Frisk has started an ask blog, letting askers into the world after Undertale, along with a few new and familiar faces.
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Familiar & New. N.p., 2016. Web. 28 Jul. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/familiar/new>.
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