• (adj): Not known or well known.
    Example: "A name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"

Some articles on unfamiliar:

Mondegreen - Psychology
... things not part of their everyday experiences, and may mistake an unfamiliar stimulus for a familiar and more plausible version ... Similarly, if a lyric uses words that the listener is unfamiliar with, they may be misheard as using more familiar terms ... on experience, a folk song repeated in a country where people are unfamiliar with some of the song's references is often transformed ...
The Mother Hunt - The Unfamiliar Word
... In most Nero Wolfe novels and novellas, there is at least one unfamiliar word, usually spoken by Wolfe ... Not merely unfamiliar but archaic, according to the Random House Dictionary of the English Language ...
Adventure Education - Program Characteristics That Contribute To Program Outcomes - Physical Environment
... Unfamiliar environments contribute a great deal to program outcomes experienced by adventure education participants ... An unfamiliar environment also creates some level of anxiety for the participant, as well as creating the perception of risk ... Overcoming the challenges presented by unfamiliar environments through the mastery of specific tasks results in positive benefits to the individual, such as increased self-esteem ...
The Rubber Band - The Unfamiliar Word
... Examples of unfamiliar words — or unfamiliar uses of words that some would otherwise consider familiar — are found throughout the corpus, often in the ...
Champagne For One - The Unfamiliar Word
... novels and novellas, there is at least one unfamiliar word, usually spoken by Wolfe ... have trimmed long enough." The word "trimmed" is not itself unfamiliar, but the usage may be ...

Famous quotes containing the word unfamiliar:

    Nothing was ever so unfamiliar and startling to a man as his own thoughts.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labour of its unfamiliar thought.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Television programming for children need not be saccharine or insipid in order to give to violence its proper balance in the scheme of things.... But as an endless diet for the sake of excitement and sensation in stories whose plots are vehicles for killing and torture and little more, it is not healthy for young children. Unfamiliar as yet with the full story of human response, they are being misled when they are offered perversion before they have fully learned what is sound.
    Dorothy H. Cohen (20th century)