1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to n/-ing If you are unaccustomed to something, you do not know it very well or have not experienced it very often. [WRITTEN]

They were unaccustomed to such military setbacks...

It is a part of Britain as yet largely unaccustomed to tourists.

2) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n If you describe someone's behaviour or experiences as unaccustomed, you mean that they do not usually behave like this or have experiences of this kind. [WRITTEN]

He began to comfort me with such unaccustomed gentleness...

His nose had been reddened by unaccustomed exposure to the California sun.

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  • unaccustomed — [un΄əkus′təmd] adj. 1. not accustomed or habituated; not used (to) [unaccustomed to such kindness] 2. not usual; strange [an unaccustomed action] …   English World dictionary

  • unaccustomed — [adj1] not prepared, ready; new ignorant, incompetent, inexperienced, newcome, not given to*, not used to, novice, too green*, unacquainted, unfamiliar with, uninformed, uninstructed, unpracticed, unseasoned, unskilled, untaught, untrained,… …   New thesaurus

  • unaccustomed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not customary; unusual. 2) (unaccustomed to) not familiar with or used to. DERIVATIVES unaccustomedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unaccustomed — I adjective aberrant, abnormal, amazing, anomalous, astonishing, bizarre, curious, different, eccentric, exceptional, exotic, extraordinary, foreign, freakish, green, inexperienced, insolitus, insuetus, inusitate, irregular, naive, new, novel,… …   Law dictionary

  • unaccustomed — (adj.) 1520s, not customary, unfamiliar, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of ACCUSTOM (Cf. accustom). Meaning not accustomed or habituated (to) is first attested 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • unaccustomed — adj. (cannot stand alone) unaccustomed to (unaccustomed to public speaking) * * * [ˌʌnə kʌstəmd] (cannot stand alone) unaccustomed to (unaccustomed to public speaking) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unaccustomed — adjective formal 1 unaccustomed to not used to something: a country boy, unaccustomed to city ways 2 (only before noun) not usual, typical, or familiar: unaccustomed physical exertion 3 unaccustomed as I am (to) spoken formal used before saying… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unaccustomed — un|ac|cus|tomed [ˌʌnəˈkʌstəmd] adj formal 1.) unaccustomed to (doing) sth not used to something ▪ a country boy, unaccustomed to city ways 2.) [only before noun] not usual, typical, or familiar ▪ She was completely exhausted by the unaccustomed… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unaccustomed — un|ac|cus|tomed [ ,ʌnə kʌstəmd ] adjective unusual: The unaccustomed heat had left her feeling exhausted. unaccustomed to something not used to something or not in the habit of doing something: These people are unaccustomed to having to do their… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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