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Other users have misspelling acquaintance as:

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  1. aquaintance 16%
  2. aquintance 9.6%
  3. acquintance 8%
  4. acquantaince 5.6%
  5. aquaintence 3.2%
  6. acquaintence 2.4%
  7. Other 55.2%

Definitions of acquaintance


  1. a relationship less intimate than friendship
  2. a person with whom you are acquainted
  3. personal knowledge or information about someone or something

Examples of acquaintance

  1. You know, I always joked I had a million acquaintances and only a couple of close friends.
  2. She would have taken a great deal of trouble that her daughters might not be a flounce behind the fashions, and was so far-seeing in her motherly anxieties, that she junketed herself and Major Buller to many an entertainment, where they were bored for their pains, that the extensive acquaintance might ensure to the girls partners, both for balls and for life when they came to require them.
  3. He and Barton were now called upon for their names, and in return, we were favoured with the liquid and vowelly appellatives, by which our ingenuous and communicative acquaintances were respectively designated.

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