acquaintanceship acquaintanceship  /ə ˈkweɪntəns ʃɪp/


  • (n) a relationship less intimate than friendship


  1. Olga was a poet herself, and her acquaintanceship with Pasternak grew into an intense and lasting intimacy.
  2. The tendency to attempt marriage as a result of chance acquaintanceship outside the home naturally is alarming so far as the well-being of the nation is concerned.
  3. He says he first struck up his criminal acquaintanceship while serving 15 jail terms for nonpayment of alimony.


  • Blame should not fall on rape victims

    By: Ali Leist, COLUMNIST Rape is frequently blamed on a lot of things: High alcohol consumption, the way a woman dresses, the way a woman is “asking” for it, a misunderstood acquaintanceship, campus dorm culture and many more excuses. ...
    on October 28, 2013     Source: The Oracle


  • "The decision to replace someone is often taken on the basis of acquaintanceship : personal devotion or, more abhorrently, for money - that is, posts are sold," Mr Medvedev said.
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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