Synonyms of familiar in English:

familiar


See definition of familiar

adjective

1‘I see a lot of familiar faces’

SYNONYMS

well known, known, recognized, accustomed

common, everyday, day-to-day, ordinary, commonplace, frequent, habitual, usual, customary, repeated, routine, standard, stock, mundane, run-of-the-mill, conventional

household, domestic

British common or garden

North American garden variety

informal bog-standard

literary wonted

ANTONYMS

unfamiliar

2‘she was an old and familiar friend’

SYNONYMS

close, intimate, dear, near, confidential, bosom

friendly, neighbourly, sociable, amicable, easy

informal pally, chummy, matey, buddy-buddy, palsy-walsy, thick, thick as thieves

3‘he enjoyed the familiar atmosphere in their house’

SYNONYMS

informal, non-formal, casual, relaxed, comfortable, easy, free, free and easy, at ease, at home, friendly, unceremonious, unrestrained, unconstrained, unreserved, open, natural, simple, unpretentious

ANTONYMS

formal

4‘they object to him being familiar with the staff’

SYNONYMS

overfamiliar, unduly familiar, over-free, presumptuous, disrespectful, forward, bold, impudent, impertinent, intrusive

making passes at, chatting up, making advances towards

informal pushy

ANTONYMS

formal


Phrases

    familiar with

      ‘are you familiar with the subject?’

      SYNONYMS

      acquainted with, conversant with, versed in, informed about, knowledgeable about, well informed about, instructed in, skilled in, proficient in

      at home with, no stranger to, au fait with, au courant with, apprised of, abreast of, up to date with, in touch with

      informal

      well up on, in the know about, genned up on, clued in on, clued up on, plugged into

      British informal

      switched on to

      archaic

      ware of

      ANTONYMS

      unfamiliar with