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Synonyms for alien
ˈeɪl yən, ˈeɪ li ənalien

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alienadjective

    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:
    conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contrasted, distant, foreign, 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.

  2. aliennoun

    A naturalized citizen is not an alien, though a foreigner by birth, and perhaps a stranger in the place where he resides. A person of foreign birth not naturalized is an alien, though he may have been resident in the country a large part of a lifetime, and ceased to be a stranger to its people or institutions. He is an alien in one country if his allegiance is to another. The people of any country still residing in their own land are, strictly speaking, foreigners to the people of all other countries, rather than aliens; but alien and foreigner are often used synonymously.

    Synonyms:
    foreigner, stranger

    Antonyms:
    citizen, countryman, fellow-countryman, native, native-born inhabitant, naturalized person

    Preposition:
    Aliens to (more rarely from) our nation and laws; aliens in our land, among our people.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alien

    Synonyms:
    foreign, strange, undomesticated, inappropriate, irrelevant, impertinent

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreigner, alien, noncitizen, outlandernoun

    a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country

    Synonyms:
    unknown, extraterrestrial, stranger, foreigner, outsider, noncitizen, outlander, extraterrestrial being

    Antonyms:
    native, intrinsic, intrinsical

  2. stranger, alien, unknownnoun

    anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

    Synonyms:
    unknown region, extraterrestrial, stranger, unknown, terra incognita, unknown quantity, noncitizen, outlander, extraterrestrial being, foreigner

    Antonyms:
    intrinsic, native, intrinsical

  3. extraterrestrial being, extraterrestrial, alienadjective

    a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere

    Synonyms:
    unknown, stranger, extraterrestrial, noncitizen, outlander, extraterrestrial being, foreigner

    Antonyms:
    native, intrinsical, intrinsic

  4. alien, foreignadjective

    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, strange

    Antonyms:
    intrinsical, native, intrinsic

  5. alien, exoticverb

    being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

    "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine"

    Synonyms:
    foreign, exotic

    Antonyms:
    intrinsical, native, intrinsic

  6. alien, alienateverb

    transfer property or ownership

    "The will aliened the property to the heirs"

    Synonyms:
    alienate, disaffect, estrange

    Antonyms:
    native, intrinsical, intrinsic

  7. estrange, alienate, alien, disaffectverb

    arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

    "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"

    Synonyms:
    alienate, disaffect, estrange

    Antonyms:
    native, intrinsical, intrinsic

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alienadjective

    Synonyms:
    foreign, not native

  2. alienadjective

    Synonyms:
    estranged, differing, remote, unallied, separated, unconnected

  3. aliennoun

    Synonyms:
    foreigner, stranger

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. alienadjective

    Synonyms:
    foreign, adverse, inconsistent, unallied, incongruous remote

  2. aliennoun

    Synonyms:
    foreigner

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Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#1188foreign
#1639remote
#1702unknown
#3929strange
#4605abroad
#5096unlike
#5966alien
#6114opposed
#6251exotic
#6811contrary
#7392inappropriate
#9085distant
#9366stranger
#10559aliens
#12170hostile
#13150irrelevant
#15258conflicting
#15919foreigners
#22335contradictory
#24120outsider
#27320foreigner
#33316contrasted
#36762extraneous
#38645extraterrestrial
#48126alienate
#52578unconnected
#57491outlander
#109233impertinent
#144137estrange
#156380noncitizen
#197377etranger

How to use alien in a sentence?

  1. Photographer Seamus Murphy:

    Often in the course of working I will shoot a detail and try to make it say something compelling with its stillness so it's not completely alien. the nose freaked me out more than the ear-- I think because of its dimensionality.

  2. Matthew Knight:

    We have never seen anything like' Oumuamua in our solar system. It's really a mystery still, but our preference is to stick with analogs we know, unless or until we find something unique. The alien spacecraft hypothesis is a fun idea, but our analysis suggests there is a whole host of natural phenomena that could explain it.

  3. Helen Zia:

    This is a common thread for the history of Asians in America whether it’s an economic crisis or somebody to blame for the World Trade Center being destroyed: It’s Asians, yellow and brown people that have historically been scapegoated and blamed for these things, it goes to a threat that is more than a couple of hundred years old — blaming a group that is seen as the forever-enemy alien.

  4. Jessica Appelgren:

    You could see the backdrop through my eyes, i just looked like an alien.

  5. Scott Ruesterholz:

    I think my focus on how governments react to the [alien invasion] threat, coordinate with each other, and act towards their own population is unique, and politically-inclined readers will enjoy that aspect, additionally, so much of our mass culture has becoming overbearingly ‘woke’ to the point it detracts from the actual content. This book is decidedly not woke, and while I try to avoid the pitfall of being over-the-top in my political points, I think fans of conservative commentary will welcome an entertaining book that is also unafraid to speak to the virtues of family, faith, and love of country.


Translations for alien

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  • أجنبي, غريبArabic
  • чуждестранен, извънземен, чужденец, чужд, чужденкаBulgarian
  • forastera, estranya, extraterrestre, estrany, foraster, aliéCatalan, Valencian
  • cizinec, mimozemšťanCzech
  • rumvæsenDanish
  • Außerirdischer, außerirdisch, fremd, Fremde, Ausländer, Fremder, Ausländerin, Außerirdische, fremdartig, FremdlingGerman
  • εξωγήινος, ξένοςGreek
  • fremda, alilandanoEsperanto
  • desconocido, extranjera, desconocida, extranjero, extraterrestre, alienígenaSpanish
  • خارجیPersian
  • vieras, muukalainen, ulkomaalainen, vierasmaalainenFinnish
  • étranger, étrangère, extraterrestre, gamienFrench
  • eachtránIrish
  • coigreach, coimheach, GallScottish Gaelic
  • estraño, estranxeiro, extraterrestreGalician
  • חייזר, זָר, חוצןHebrew
  • अन्यदेशीय, अजनबी, विदेशीHindi
  • idegen, földönkívüliHungarian
  • օտար, այլմոլորակայինArmenian
  • asingIndonesian
  • alieno, straniero, forestiero, extraterrestreItalian
  • חייזרHebrew
  • 宇宙人, 異国人, 異邦人, 外国人, 外人, 異星人Japanese
  • 외국인, 外国人, 異国人, 宇宙人, 이국인, 우주인Korean
  • alienaLatin
  • buitenlander, buitenaards, allochtoon, vluchteling, vreemdelingDutch
  • romvesen, utenomjordiskNorwegian
  • yótʼááh dineʼé dootłʼizhígííNavajo, Navaho
  • obcy, ufoludek, zielony ludzik, istota pozaziemska, kosmita, cudzoziemiec, obcokrajowiecPolish
  • alienígena, extraterrestre, estranho, estrangeiroPortuguese
  • alienă, extraterestru, străin, alien, străinăRomanian
  • чужак, незнакомец, незнакомка, иностранец, чужеземец, инопланетяне, пришелец, посторонний, инородец, инопланетянин, инопланетянкаRussian
  • vanzemaljac, izvanzemaljacSerbo-Croatian
  • huaj, jashtëtokësorAlbanian
  • utomjordling, utomjording, främlingSwedish
  • அன்னியTamil
  • గ్రహాంతరTelugu
  • ฝรั่งThai
  • yabancı, ecnebi, uzaylıTurkish
  • اجنبیUrdu
  • người nước ngoài, người ngoại quốcVietnamese
  • פרעמדYiddish
  • 外侨Chinese

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