Utterance vs Acquaintance - What's the difference?

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Utterance is a related term of acquaintance.


As nouns the difference between utterance and acquaintance

is that utterance is an act of uttering or utterance can be the utmost extremity (of a fight etc) while acquaintance is (uncountable) a state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy.

utterance

English

Alternative forms

* utteraunce

Etymology 1

From

Noun

(en noun)
  • An act of uttering.
  • * (John Milton)
  • at length gave utterance to these words
  • Something spoken.
  • * , chapter=13
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=“[…] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably.” And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances . He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.}}
  • * 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
  • To know how one should express oneself in saying or judging that there really are falsehoods without getting caught up in contradiction by such an utterance : that's extremely difficult, Theaetetus.
  • The ability to speak.
  • Manner of speaking.
  • * Bible, Acts ii. 4
  • Theybegan to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance .
  • * (John Keats)
  • O, how unlike / To that large utterance of the early gods!
  • (obsolete) Sale by offering to the public.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • (obsolete) Putting in circulation.
  • Quotations
    * Mathematics and Poetry are... the utterance of the same power of imagination, only that in the one case it is addressed to the head, in the other, to the heart. — Thomas Hill

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) oultrance.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The utmost extremity (of a fight etc.).
  • *:
  • *:And soo they mette soo hard / that syre Palomydes felle to the erthe hors and alle / Thenne sir Bleoberis cryed a lowde and said thus / make the redy thou fals traytour knyghte Breuse saunce pyte / for wete thow certaynly I wille haue adoo with the to the vtteraunce for the noble knyghtes and ladyes that thou hast falsly bitraid
  • References

    acquaintance

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Alternative forms

    * acquaintaunce

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (uncountable) A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy
  • I know of the man; but have no acquaintance with him.
  • * 1799 , '', in ''The Works , Volume 6, page 22:
  • Contract no friend?hip, or even acquaintance , with a guileful man : he re?embles a coal, which when hot burneth the hand, and when cold blacketh it.
  • (countable) A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.
  • * 1848 , , Chapter XVI:
  • Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson.

    Usage notes

    * Synonym notes: The words acquaintance , familiarity, and intimacy mark different degrees of closeness in social intercourse. Acquaintance arises from occasional intercourse; as, our acquaintance has been a brief one. We can speak of a slight or an intimate acquaintance. Familiarity is the result of continued acquaintance. It springs from persons being frequently together, so as to wear off all restraint and reserve; as, the familiarity of old companions. Intimacy is the result of close connection, and the freest interchange of thought; as, the intimacy of established friendship.

    Synonyms

    * familiarity, fellowship, intimacy, knowledge * See also

    Derived terms

    * nodding acquaintance

    References

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