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English definition of “familiar”

familiar

adjective     /fəˈmɪliər/
EASY TO RECOGNIZE B1 easy to recognize because of being seen , met , heard , etc before: It's nice to see a few familiar faces (= people that I recognize ) around here. This street doesn't look familiar to me.Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
be familiar with sth B2 to know about something or have experienced it many times before: Anyone who's familiar with his poetry will find the course easy . → Opposite unfamiliarAdapting and attuning to somethingAdapting and modifying Changing
FRIENDLY friendly and very informal : He doesn't like to be too familiar with his staff .Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectfulFriendly
(Definition of familiar adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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