that definition does not even begin to explain what an acquaintance is.
and acquaintance can be the example given by the dictionary. it can also be a person that you will not accept friendship from. it can be someone that you know almost everything about, yet you deny friendship of the said person. it can be a friend who you don't see that much, or don't feel close to. to be an "acquaintance" means much more than to not be friends. acquaintance can not really be defined in a few words, its just that type of thing that takes a laid out explanation rather than a definition. an acquaintance can range from anywhere between love and hate, and that doesn't mean it can't be either of the two. it could even be both at the same time.
an acquaintance can be many things
and i could go on and on about it, but i feel like i should stop here
and let you ponder
2) Typically people that you see at work or at school that you never bother to see outside of those circumstances.
3) Typically your friend's friends that you run in to at a party or going out.
4) Not such a bad thing because at least they're not going to bother you or pressure you asking for favors or money to borrow.
91.8 % of your "friends" on Facebook
= 100% acquaintance
2) Jenny from you Trignometry class who is ever so helpful but you have excuse for her every weekend because she is fat
3) Larry and John, your cubicle partners at work. You have discussed 2008 Election and NFL Draft with these guys and shared Coca-Cola in the breakroom 9 months ago but fuck these fat fucks.
4) Your cousin Vinny. You never return his call, he comes over to your house only because his parents brings his sorry ass. You hang out with him because you're forced to and he is like a 5th wheel. You can't wait until he is gone and you're smiling at him as you're saying good bye simply because you are happy that he is outta here!
Edwina-I wasn't invited.
Betty-Why not? I thought you and Franny were friends.
Edwina-Sort of. I mean, we worked on that English project together a while back, but she's more of an acquaintance than a friend.
Betty-**shrugs** I'm gonna go get a cheesesteak. Wanna come?
Edwina-No thanks, I'm good.
Friendship may be facebook official, but one friend wishes that he had never accepted that friend request and is too honorable of a man to block the other.