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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"

    extraneous, strange, alien

    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"

    extraneous, strange, unknown, unusual, alien

    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"

    extraneous, exotic, alien, strange

    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"

    immaterial, strange, impertinent, orthogonal, alien, external, outside, extraneous

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


  1. foreign(adjective)

    indigenous, native, domestic

  2. foreign(adjective)

    From a different country.

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

    overseas, international

    indigenous, native, domestic

  3. foreign(adjective)

    belonging to a different culture.

    Eating with chopsticks was a foreign concept to him.

    alien, fremd

    domestic, native, indigenous

  4. foreign(adjective)

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

    foreign body


    indigenous, domestic, native

  5. foreign(adjective)

    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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foreign

    strange, exotic, outlandish, alien, irrelevant, extraneous

    domestic, native, congenial, pertinent, germane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foreign(a.)

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

  2. foreign(a.)

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

  3. foreign(a.)

    extraneous, extrinsic, adventitious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foreign(a)

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

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  1. State John Kerry:

    I raised it immediately with the Iranians. It was not put out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the government directly, it was put out, I think, by the military over there, the (Revolutionary Guard), who is opposed to what we are doing.

  2. Lisa Murkowski:

    We are letting Iran export its oil to markets that we prevent our own companies from accessing, any deal that lifts sanctions on Iranian oil will disadvantage American companies unless we lift the antiquated ban on our own oil exports. And Murkowski’s committee held a hearing June 9 on a bill that she and Sen. Heitkamp, North Dakota Democrat, have co-sponsored on lifting the ban. However, a top Senate staff told FoxNews.com after the Iran deal was struck Tuesday that Murkowski has no intentions of holding up a major foreign policy vote or international trade legislation over lifting the ban, likely references to the Trans-Pacific Partnershippact being debated in Congress and the upcoming votes on the Iran nuclear deal. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said this spring that Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz does n’t think.

  3. Zhong Nanshan:

    The majority of... Chinese at the moment are still susceptible to COVID-19 infection because (of) a lack of immunity, we are facing (a) big challenge, it's not better than the foreign countries I think at the moment.

  4. Doug Williamson:

    Why isn't the body attacking the tau proteins ? Why isn't it recognizing them as foreign and toxic and eliminating them the way that it usually does ?

  5. State John Kerry:

    I will be traveling to Moscow in a week and will be meeting with him (Putin) and (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei) Lavrov on Syria and on Ukraine, if we can join interests sufficiently to understand there is a positive outcome for all of us in saving Syria and getting a political settlement ... it'll be absolutely enormous. And that is why I'm going.

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