unaccustomed

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un- +‎ accustomed

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unaccustomed (comparative more unaccustomed, superlative most unaccustomed)

  1. Not used to an event or thing, not accustomed.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      I again conveyed his key into his pocket, and counterfeiting sleep—though I never once closed my eyes, lay in bed till after he arose and went to prayers—an exercise to which I had long been unaccustomed.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword”, in The China Governess[1]:
      He stood transfixed before the unaccustomed view of London at night time, a vast panorama which reminded him […] of some wood engravings far off and magical, in a printshop in his childhood.
    He is unaccustomed to the cold.

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