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Etymology 1[edit]

un- +‎ accustomed


unaccustomed (comparative more unaccustomed, superlative most unaccustomed)

  1. Not used to an event or thing, not accustomed.
    He is unaccustomed to the cold.
  2. To which one is not accustomed, unfamiliar
    • 1909, James Harvey Robinson, Charles Austin Beard, Readings in Modern European History: Europe since the Congress of Vienna, page 118:
      Guerrilla warfare opens a field of activity for every local capacity, forces the enemy into an unaccustomed method of battle, avoids the evil consequences of a great defeat, secures the national war from the risk of treason, and has the advantage of not confining it within any defined and determinate basis of operations.
    • 1984 April 14, Jonathan Handel, “Fruits on Air”, in Gay Community News, page 4:
      I have taken the unaccustomed step of forwarding this letter to the FCC and a number of gay media, essentially because of Mr. Doyle's arrogant attitude concerning this matter.
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Etymology 2[edit]



  1. simple past and past participle of unaccustom