unaccustomed

[ uhn-uh-kuhs-tuhmd ]SEE DEFINITION OF unaccustomed

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNACCUSTOMED

You think of your wife, grappling with a kind of difficulty to which she is unaccustomed.

His voice was modulated to an unaccustomed mildness as he spoke.

He was unaccustomed to seeing her show suffering, and it embarrassed him.

The unaccustomed action was significant; it bespoke a passionate loyalty.

You are right in supposing that I am not unaccustomed to—an influential position.'

To an unaccustomed eye it seemed the work of two days at least.

Bewilderment and unaccustomed weakness overtook Lady Coryston.

I will not say that he slunk in, but there was an unaccustomed diffidence in his bearing.

It in no way wishes to impose work on women nor to make them unaccustomed to it.

She was unaccustomed to be addressed in that tone, and she resented it.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "not customary, unfamiliar," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of accustom. Meaning "not accustomed or habituated" (to) is first attested 1610s.

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