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Another word for familiar

  1. Occurring quite often

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  2. Having good knowledge of

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  3. Very closely associated

  4. Indicating intimacy and mutual trust

  5. Rude and disrespectful

  1. A person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts

      1. A close companion or comrade.
      1. A good friend; a comrade.
      2. A partner, especially one of a pair or team associated under the buddy system.
      3. Friend or comrade; chum. Used as a form of familiar address, especially for a man or boy:
      1. A small protuberance on a stem or branch, sometimes enclosed in protective scales and containing an undeveloped leaf, flower, or leafy shoot.
      2. The stage or condition of having buds:
      3. An asexual reproductive structure, as in yeast or a hydra, that consists of an outgrowth capable of developing into a new individual.
      1. A friend; a chum.
      2. To associate as friends or chums. Often used with around.
      1. One of a matched pair:
      2. A spouse or romantic partner.
      3. Either of a pair of birds or other animals that associate in order to propagate.
      1. Characterized by close personal acquaintance or familiarity:
      2. Relating to or indicative of one's deepest nature:
      3. Essential; innermost:
      1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
      2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
      3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
      1. A confidant, especially one who is a woman.
      1. One to whom secrets or private matters are disclosed.
      2. A character in a drama or fiction, such as a trusted friend or servant, who serves as a device for revealing the inner thoughts or intentions of a main character.
      1. An intimate friend or companion.
      2. To be an intimate friend.
      3. To display good-natured friendliness:
      1. A male having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another.
      2. A kinsman.
      3. A fellow man.
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Another word for familiar

  1. Commonly known

  2. Friendly

Synonym Study

  • Confidential implies a relationship in which there is mutual trust and a sharing of private thoughts, problems, etc. a confidential friendship
  • Intimate implies very close association, acquaintance, relationship, etc. invited her intimate friends or suggests something of a very personal or private nature intimate letters
  • Close is applied to persons or things very near to one in affection, attraction, interests, etc. close friends
  • Familiar is applied to that which is known through constant association, and, with reference to persons, suggests informality, or even presumption, such as might prevail among members of a family remain on familiar terms