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Synonyms for FOREIGN
ˈfɔr ɪn, ˈfɒr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreign(adj)

    of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)

    "foreign trade"; "a foreign office"

    Synonyms:
    extraneous, strange, alien

    Antonyms:
    homegrown, home(a), interior(a), purifying, autochthonous, intrinsical, native-born, domestic, national, autochthonic, native, municipal, indigenous, endemic, internal, intrinsic, autochthonal

  2. foreign, strange(adj)

    relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world

    "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"

    Synonyms:
    foreign, extraneous, strange, unknown, unusual, alien

    Antonyms:
    internal, indigenous, homegrown, autochthonic, native, endemic, domestic, home(a), purifying, autochthonous, intrinsic, native-born, autochthonal, intrinsical, national, interior(a), municipal

  3. alien, foreign(adj)

    not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something

    "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature"

    Synonyms:
    extraneous, foreign, exotic, alien, strange

    Antonyms:
    internal, domestic, autochthonic, purifying, national, native, interior(a), municipal, indigenous, home(a), intrinsical, autochthonal, endemic, intrinsic, autochthonous, homegrown, native-born

  4. extraneous, foreign(adj)

    not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source

    "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"

    Synonyms:
    immaterial, strange, impertinent, orthogonal, alien, external, outside, extraneous, foreign

    Antonyms:
    domestic, endemic, native-born, national, intrinsical, home(a), homegrown, autochthonous, purifying, interior(a), intrinsic, autochthonic, internal, native, municipal, autochthonal, indigenous

Wiktionary

  1. foreign(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    indigenous, native, domestic

  2. foreign(adjective)

    From a different country.

    There are many more foreign students in Europe since the Erasmus scheme started.

    Synonyms:
    overseas, international

    Antonyms:
    indigenous, native, domestic

  3. foreign(adjective)

    belonging to a different culture.

    Eating with chopsticks was a foreign concept to him.

    Synonyms:
    alien, fremd

    Antonyms:
    domestic, native, indigenous

  4. foreign(adjective)

    Of an object, etc, in a place where it does not belong.

    foreign body

    Synonyms:
    extraneous

    Antonyms:
    indigenous, domestic, native

  5. foreign(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    domestic, native, indigenous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foreign(a)

    Foreign refers to difference of birth, alien to difference of allegiance. In their figurative use, that is foreign which is remote, unlike, or unconnected; that is alien which is conflicting, hostile, or opposed. Impertinent and irrelevant matters can not claim consideration in a certain connection; inappropriate matters could not properly be considered. Compare ALIEN, n.; CONTRAST, v.

    Synonyms:
    alien, alien, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contrasted, distant, hostile, impertinent, inappropriate, irrelevant, opposed, remote, strange, unconnected, unlike

    Antonyms:
    akin, appropriate, apropos, essential, germane, pertinent, proper, relevant

    Preposition:
    Such a purpose was alien to (or from) my thought: to preferable.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foreign

    Synonyms:
    strange, exotic, outlandish, alien, irrelevant, extraneous

    Antonyms:
    domestic, native, congenial, pertinent, germane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foreign(a.)

    Synonyms:
    alien, outlandish, exotic, not native, not domestic, from abroad

  2. foreign(a.)

    Synonyms:
    remote, not allied, not pertinent, not appropriate, not congenial, not connected, not belonging

  3. foreign(a.)

    Synonyms:
    extraneous, extrinsic, adventitious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foreign(a)

    Synonyms:
    alien, extraneous, exotic, peregrine, remote, adventitious, inappropriate

How to pronounce FOREIGN?

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How to say FOREIGN in sign language?

  1. foreign

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How to use FOREIGN in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Part of what's important in foreign policy is consistency and clarity in what you're communicating to your friends and enemies. Deploying unpredictabilty every now and then has value, but being seen by your allies as unreliable is dangerous. benjamin Netanyahu foreign policy used to be built on principles, the international trading order, international law, the security framework.

  2. Ricardo Soares de Oliveira:

    While it generated billions in contracts for insiders and their foreign partners, no meaningful industrialization occurred.

  3. Interim Aviation Minister Guilherme Ramalho:

    This is a very favorable moment to attract foreign investment... we should not restrict the access of capital of these companies, the government has a joint position on this matter and that is key for its approval.

  4. Raffaello Pantucci:

    I would argue (the law) is part of a growing normalization of China's general approach to counterterrorism practices and foreign policy.

  5. Phil Lounibos:

    What Oxitec is trying to spin is that it's highly improbable that there will be negative consequences of this foreign DNA entering someone that's bitten by an Oxitec mosquito, i'm on their side, in that consequences are highly unlikely. But to say that there's no genetically modified DNA that might get into a human, that's kind of a gray matter.


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