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fa‧mil‧i‧ar‧i‧ty [uncountable]
1 a good knowledge of a particular subject or place
familiarity with
In fact his familiarity with the Bronx was pretty limited.
2 the quality of being well-known to you:
I miss the familiarity of home.
3 a relaxed way of speaking to someone or behaving with someone:
He treated her with the easy familiarity of an equal.

familiarity breeds contempt

an expression meaning that if you know someone too well, you find out their faults and respect them less

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