unaccustomed

If you're unaccustomed to something, you're not used to it. When you're unaccustomed to riding a horse, it might take a while to get the hang of staying in the saddle.

An unaccustomed knock on the door might startle you and make your dog bark in alarm, and an unaccustomed bonus in your paycheck will come as a happy surprise. You might feel awkward having tea with a princess in a palace if you're unaccustomed to fine dining and dignified table manners. The prefix un here means "not," and it's combined with accustom, with its ultimate Latin root word consuetudinem, "habit, usage, practice, or custom."

Definitions of unaccustomed
  1. adjective
    not habituated to; unfamiliar with
    unaccustomed to wearing suits”
    Synonyms:
    new
    unfamiliar
    unused
    infrequently exposed to
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    Antonyms:
    accustomed
    (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to
    used to, wont to
    in the habit
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  2. adjective
    not customary or usual
    “an unaccustomed pleasure”
    “many varieties of unaccustomed foods”
    “a new budget of unaccustomed austerity”
    Synonyms:
    unusual
    not usual or common or ordinary
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